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2023 International Krappy Kamera
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Entry Deadline: 2/4/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $45.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 15
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 15
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: New York
Event Dates: 11/30/22 - 1/9/23

Our Juror

This year's juror, Jean 'Gino' Miele is a Santa Fe based photographer who loves photography's magical ability to transform the world-whether by Krappy Kamera or Photoshop, contemporary or antiquarian process. His work explores the borderlands between fiction and reality, and reflects a lifelong interest in perception, spirituality and mysticism. Gino's images have appeared in thousands of publications and his original prints have been exhibited in galleries from New York to Norway. He has taught workshops for Adobe, ICP, Maine Media and Santa Fe among many others. He is excited to be the 2023 juror.

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. 4x5, 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.


Prizes: First Place $300, Second Place $200, Third Place $100, Three Honorable Mentions and a Peoples' Choice award.

Winning 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.

Application Requirements

There is no limitation as to subject matter.

Eligibility Criteria

The competition is open to all photographers 18 years and older, excluding members of the Soho Photo gallery.