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2018 International Krappy Kamera Competition
Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY 10013

Entry Deadline: 1/13/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 15
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 15

Entry Fee (2018 International Krappy Kamera Competition): $45.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 20th Anniversary of the International Krappy Kamera Comppetition. 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 from March 7 to March 24, 2018. This year in honor of the 20th
Anniversary the 1st place winner will receive an award of $500.

This year's juror is Sandra Carrion who created the Annual International Krappy 
Kamera Competition 20 years ago at the Soho Photo Gallery.  She is a former president of the galley and is a founding member of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, Long
Island. Carrion is also the co-founder of Image Factory Experimental Photography
Workshops and teaches digital and experimental photography at Nassau Community

Carrion's photography has been recognized for its innovation and artistry throughout her
career. Using traditional and contemporary techniques, she meticulously strives to
reinvent her approach, discovering underlying worlds hidden in things that we walk past 
every day.  She is a photographer untethered, allowing her eye to dictate what tumbles
through her lens. 

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.

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