Deadline January 5: Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera Competition is searching 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 Hoga-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.
Juror: Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer. She is represented in galleries throughout the world, is widely published and teaches workshops internationally.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Awards: The awards include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and three Honorable Mentions provided by the sponsors. In addition a People’s Choice award will be given by Soho Photo Gallery.