Call Detail
2019 International Krappy Kamera Competition
Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY 10013

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: New York
Entry Deadline: 1/14/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 15
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 15
Entry Fee (2019 International Krappy Kamera Competition): $45.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Michelle Bates is this year’s juror. She has photographed and exhibited Holga 
imagery since 1991. She is the author of Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity, the most comprehensive collection of the history of toy cameras, how-to information and images by 50 photographers. She has given many talks and workshops a  at  bookstores, photography schools and conferences throughout the U.S. and internationally. Michelle won first prize at Krappy Kamera in 2008.  She has juried many exhibitions and is thrilled to be able to see all the entries for the 2019 show.

 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, 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.

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.

 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 mailed to winners.  Photographs not suitably prepared will be excluded.

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