Call for Entries: Krappy Kamera 13, Soho Photo Gallery, NY

All work must be submitted online. Please go to to complete the application, upload images, and pay the fee. For fast uploads prepare your files as jpegs, 72dpi, no larger than 1220px.

The competition is open to all photographers, 18 years of age or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. Any photographic print medium will be accepted as long as the original capture was made with a qualifying camera (hint-the lens determines the krappiness of the camera). The maximum height or width of the framed work cannot exceed 36 inches. Free-standing pieces will not be accepted.

You must enter online by midnight
December 31, 2010.
Winners will be notified by January 25, 2011.
Winners’ framed prints are due by February 15, 2011.
Exhibition March 1 – April 2, 2011

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.

About the Jurors
Phillip S. Block

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 organizations, and participated on numerous juries and panels over his three decade involvement in the field of photography.

Steve Rooney
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 management, 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 Administration.