Jean Guy Lathuilliere ©Pyramids #8
2021 Krappy Kamera First Place Winner

Debra Klomp Ching

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 24th  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 at the Gallery as well as on our website. The opening reception is Thursday, March 3rd from 6 to 8 pm. 

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, SLR, 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.

Debra Klomp Ching is the owner of the Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs by a roster of international artists. She is also a freelance consultant, writer for several publications, curator, juror,  and educator. Klompchingis an Adjunct Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in NewYork and is the co-founder of Fresh Annual Summer Exhibition and Rhonda Wilson Award.

Digital entries must be uploaded at 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) a 30%

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded as well as three honorable mentions.
Winning Photographs will be exhibited at Soho Photo Gallery
Soho Photo Gallery shall receive 30% commissions for any sales.

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

Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: January 17, 2022
Notification of Winners: February 15, 2022
Opening Reception:March 3, 2022



Links to Recent Past Krappy Kamera Competitions:

2021 Krappy Kamera Competition Winners

2020 Krappy Kamera Competition Winners



Myra Hafetz

Myra Hafetz