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Krappy Kamera® XIII International Juried Competition
Krappy Kamera® XIII International Juried Competition March 1 – April 2, 2011. Our philosophy at Soho Photo is: In the hands of an artist, great photographs can be made with minimal equipment.
We will be searching for extraordinary photographs produced with cameras with lousy lenses. Artists are encouraged to explore this medium and let the creative juices flow while shooting and in the darkroom (wet or digital). Remember, it’s the Krappy Kamera Com- petition – not the Krappy print competition
A Word About Digital : Out-of-the-box digital cameras are not permissible. However, SLR digital cameras may be modified to qualify. Cell phones are not permitted this year.
What is a Krappy Kamera? Examples of the big name brand Krappy cameras are Holgas, Dianas, Ansco (there are many more) and all pinhole cameras. You can also make your “good” camera into a Krappy Kamera by exchanging the lens with a pinhole body cap, Lensbaby, or Holga-type lens. For example, take an expensive 4 x 5 view camera and slap a plastic Holga lens on it and you have a qualifying Krappy camera. Other examples include replacing your SLR digital or film camera’s lens with a Lensbaby or a pinhole body cap. Out-of-the-box disposables or 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
1-5 images $40, 6-10 images $65, 11 – 15 images $85
About the Jurors
Phillip S. Block is Deputy Director for Programs at the International Center of Photography. Prior to ICP he was founding Director of Light Work from 1972-1982. Mr. Block has served on many boards, has served as advisor to many or- ganizations, and participated on numerous juries and panels over his three decade involvement in the field of photography.
Steve Rooney is Deputy Director for Finance and Administration of the International Center of Photography (ICP) and is responsible for ICP’s strategic planning, financial manage- ment, human resources, business affairs, visitor services, retail operations, security, and physical plant. Mr. Rooney has helped lead the planning and implementation for ICP’s growth since 1982, when he was appointed Director of Administra- tion.
About Soho Photo: Soho Photo Gallery is the oldest artist-run photography gallery in New York City. It was established in 1971 by a group of photojournalists and avant garde photographers who were seeking an alternative gallery space in which to exhibit their work.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Prizes include: Freestyle gift certificates, Lomography camera outfit, One year subscription to Light Leaks magazine Lensbaby gift certificates and Fujifilm cameras and film for the reception
The Holga Inspire Award has a $500 cash prize for an image made with a Holga camera. ELIGIBILITY: Over 18 years old Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Artist retains copyright. USAGE RIGHTS: Winners will be featured for promotions.
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