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Preview: 20th Annual Krappy Kamera Award Winners, Exhibited by Soho Photo, NYC, NY

In Gallery on March 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

For 20 years know, the International Krappy Kamera Competition has instilled a certain joie de vivre for the beauty of photography made with, you guessed it, a cheap camera. Further reinforcing the fact that it is more the person behind the lens than the lens itself, the Krappy Kamera Competition has spawned incredible photos on an annual basis. And just like years before, Soho Photo Gallery is happy to exhibit the award winners.

The gallery is proud to present its annual Krappy Kamera Exhibition, including the winners of the 2018 International Competition, and exhibits by Soho Photo Gallery artists, photographer Jean Miele and former winners of previous Krappy Kamera Competitions. The Competition originated at Soho Photo Gallery in 1998 and is one of the high points of the year.
Sandra Carrion, the competition’s juror, created Krappy Kamera. She is a former president of Soho Photo Gallery and a founding member of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, Long Island. Carrion is also the co-founder of Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops.
“It has always been interesting to me that so many photographers are lugging their toy, plastic and homemade cameras with them to exotic lands. This year was no different. Images from many parts of the world were represented in a variety of treatments. From literal to experimental these artists breathed new life into everyday imagery from around the globe.”
The exhibit opens today, March 6th with a reception from 6pm-8pm, but the official exhibits dates are March 7th through March 31st.
For More Information: Krappy Kamera at Soho Photo

Notable: Call for Entries, 2018 20th International Krappy Kamera Competition

In Contest on December 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

2017 Winning Image, Kim Shaw, Image via Soho Photo Gallery

Soho Photo Gallery in New York City has announced a call for entries into the 20th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition. 

About the Competition:

Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera Competition is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Competition and is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can 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.

The Juror:

Sandra Carrion originated the Krappy Kamera Competition. A former
president of Soho Photo, she is a founding member of fotofoto gallery as well as the Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops. Carrion teaches at Nassau Community College. Her photography has been recognized for its innovation and artistry.
Eligibility:

The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

Awards:

The first place award is $500, 2nd and 3rd place awards and three Honorable Mentions are provided by the sponsors. In addition a People’s Choice award will be given by Soho Photo Gallery.
The deadline for entries is January 8, 2018 and winners will be exhibited March 7-March 24, 2018. For more information or to enter the competition visit Soho Photo Gallery