2020 Winner
@Olivia Pike

Ann Jastrab, Juror

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 23nd International Krappy Kamera Competition. Located in lower Manhattan, SPG is New York City’s longest-running co-operative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited only online July 16 – August 12, 2021.

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.

Ann Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA. She was formerly gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery and gallery director at Rayko Photo Center, both located in San Francisco. She juried Rayko’s famed International Plastic Camera Show for ten years. Ann has juried, curated and organized exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is a fine art photographer, a master darkroom printer and teacher. Ann is thrilled to jury the 2021 Krappy Kamera Competition.

Digital entries must be uploaded using the enter link 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.

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

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded as well as three honorable mentions. 

Winning Photographs 
Winning images will be exhibited online only this year. There will be an opening reception with Ann Jastrab on July 16, 2021, via Zoom.

Soho Photo Gallery shall receive a 30% commission for any sales. 

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

Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: April 19, 2021
Notification: May 7, 2021
Opening Reception: July 16, 2021, via Zoom






Myra Hafetz

Myra Hafetz

Koordinator of Krap

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