2015 International Krappy Kamera Competition Winners, Guest Photographer Craig Barber and Soho Photo Photographers’ Krappy Kamera Exhibition

EXHIBITION DATES: February 4 – February 28, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6 to 8 pm 

New York, NY – Soho Photo Gallery’s February show will feature the winning entries from the 17th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition, photography by Craig Barber as well as work by the gallery’s photographers. The Krappy Kamera Competition originated at Soho Photo Gallery and is one of the high points of the year.

Miriam Leuchter, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Photography and American Photo was the competition’s juror, judging images made with krappy kameras including Holgas, Dianas, and homemade cameras.

“I was struck and inspired by the quality and variety of the photographs in this year’s competition. The best of them combine real artistry and personal vision with the sort of flawed capture and happy accident that could only come from a truly Krappy Kamera.”

The winners are:

Kristin Karch
Cumming, Georgia
First Place 

Ellen Davis
Anchorage, Alaska
Second Place

James Rohan
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Third Place

Kristen Karch  Judith in my Apartment-1

© Kristin Karch


Craig Barber, a highly recognized photo-grapher and teacher, is exhibiting photo-graphs that he shot when he returned to Viet Nam, twenty-eight years after serving there. The show coincides with the fortieth anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal.

Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited

Craig Barber


“I began returning to Viet Nam early in 1995. My intent: photographing, writing, and learning about the land I first saw as a combat Marine many years before. Full of youthful ignorance upon my initial arrival in Viet Nam, saddened and still ignorant upon my departure. This time, older, gentler and more mature, I hoped for a better understanding. Carrying vivid memories-some good, some not so, all needing clarification-I navigated each day through the landscape of my emotions. “

I©Craig J. Barber_Temple of Literature

© Craig Barber