Photography Contest

2021 Krappy Kamera Competition

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North America

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18 +

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Soho Photo Gallery, New York City's longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera Competition, 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. 4x5, 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.

The Juror
Ann Jastrab is the Executive Director at Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California. She was formerly gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery and gallery director at Rayko Photo Center, both in San Francisco. She juried Raykos famed International Plastic Camera Show for ten years. Ann has juried, curated and organized exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is a fine art photographer, a master darkroom printer and teacher.