Winners of Soho Photo’s 16th Annual Krappy Kamera International Juried Competition: Juror, Jean Miele


“ ‘What if?’ is the impulse behind the whole idea of the Krappy Kamera Competition. ‘What if?’ is about pushing the limits of expectation and making surprise an integral part of the darkroom formula. “What if you allow the universe a hand in the process? What if your camera has light leaks, or you add kerosene to the developer, or you cobble a fifty-cent lens onto your $3,000 DSLR? These winning pictures are the answer. The answer to ‘What if?’ is that you create a little bit of room for magic to happen!”

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Exhibition Dates: February 5 — March 1, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 4, 6pm to 8pm


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The winners of this year’s competition are:


First Place:

JE Piper, New York, NY


Second Place:

Matthew Cetta, Demarest, NJ


Third Place:

David Cory, South Bend, IN


Holga Inspire Award:

Gary Geboy, Beaufort, SC


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Absence Of Being

Susan Burnstine, guest artist 


”Susan Burnstine is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles who builds homemade cameras and lenses primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts and household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, published throughout the world, frequently judges and curates exhibitions and has written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, earned the Gold award for PX3, the Prix De La Photographie, Paris, in the Professional Fine Art Books category; it was selected for the 2011 Photo Eye Booklist.

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