© Lisa Lindamood

Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest-running co-operative photography gallery, is pleased to announce the 22nd International Krappy Kamera Competition. All selected photographs will be exhibited from February 16 – March 7, 2020.

What is a Krappy Kamera?
Our philosophy at Soho Photo Gallery is that in the hands of any artist great photographs can be made with basic equipment.  To explore this talent, we are searching for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can also create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4×5, SRL, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy lens (e.g. pinhole body cap or Holga-type lens). Cell phones, disposables and point and shoot cameras are ineligible. Remember, just because a camera is old and moldy doesn’t make it Krappy. The lens is the determining factor.

Juror
Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of the ClampArt gallery, located in Chelsea, New York City. The gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts ten to fifteen exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. For eight years prior to opening ClampArt in 2000, Brian Paul Clamp served as the director of a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that specialized in late 19th and early 20th-century American art. In addition to curating exhibitions at his own gallery, Clamp has juried numerous photography shows at various venues throughout the United States and has reviewed photographers’ portfolios on dozens of panels over the past several years. Brian Paul Clamp is the author of over thirty publications on American art and also contributes written work to various art periodicals.

Submission 
Digital entries must be uploaded using the enter link below where you will find instructions for submissions. The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

Fees
US$45.00 (1-5 images)
US$5.00 for each additional image (up to 15 images)

Prizes
1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded as well as three honorable mentions. Winners will be listed on the Soho Photo Gallery web site. 

Winning Photographs 
Photographs must be framed and wired for hanging. Maximum height or width (including frame) for exhibited work cannot exceed 48 inches. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to winners. Photographs not suitably prepared will be excluded.

Soho Photo Gallery shall receive a 30% commission for any sales. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect your work white it is in our possession, but we are not legally responsible for it. Consider insuring your work for the time it is in the gallery. Work remaining in the gallery beyond 30 days after the closing of the show shall become the property of the gallery.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding camera eligibility or submissions requirements, please contact Myra Hafetz using the form below.

Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: December 7, 2019
Notification: January 20, 2020
Accepted Work Due at the Gallery: February 6, 2020
Opening Reception: February 12, 2020


 

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Myra Hafetz

Myra Hafetz

Koordinator of Krap

1 + 15 =

Lisa Lindamood<br/>First Place
Lisa Lindamood
First Place
Marky Kauffmann<br/>Second Place
Marky Kauffmann
Second Place
Denise Moore<br/>Third Place
Denise Moore
Third Place
Chuck Baker<br/>Honorable Mention
Chuck Baker
Honorable Mention
Marianne McCoy<br/>Honorable Mention
Marianne McCoy
Honorable Mention
Ryan Synovec<br/>Honorable Mention
Ryan Synovec
Honorable Mention
CB Adams
CB Adams
CB Adams
CB Adams
John Armstrong
John Armstrong
Chris Berman
Chris Berman
Stephanie Bethel
Stephanie Bethel
Sophie Caretta
Sophie Caretta
Pamela Cash
Pamela Cash
Ellen Davis
Ellen Davis
Karen DiStefano
Karen DiStefano
Joanna Epstein
Joanna Epstein
Annette Golaz
Annette Golaz
Peggy Hartzell
Peggy Hartzell
Lisa Hoffman
Lisa Hoffman
Mark Interrante
Mark Interrante
Qian Jin
Qian Jin
Marcy Juran
Marcy Juran
Marky Kauffmann
Marky Kauffmann
Fiona Laws
Fiona Laws
Fiona Laws
Fiona Laws
Christopher Luhar-Trice
Christopher Luhar-Trice
Marianne McCoy
Marianne McCoy
Marianne McCoy
Marianne McCoy
Julie Mihaly
Julie Mihaly
Denise Moore
Denise Moore
Denise Moore
Denise Moore
Atsuko Morita
Atsuko Morita
Stephanie Paine
Stephanie Paine
Michael Pastur
Michael Pastur
Olivia Pike
Olivia Pike
Darlene Poloniak
Darlene Poloniak
Viviana Rasulo
Viviana Rasulo
James Rohan
James Rohan
James Rohan
James Rohan
Kenneth Stevens
Kenneth Stevens
Ryan Synovec
Ryan Synovec
Christine Triebert
Christine Triebert
Tammy West
Tammy West
Jeff Wild
Jeff Wild