Jennifer Shaw and the 2016 International Krappy Kamera Competition at Soho Photo
Image above: ©Ellen O'Connell, Diver, First Place / Courtesy of Soho Photo
Image above: ©Monika Pia, Opening night
The gallery is proud to present the 2016 International Krappy Kamera Competition winners, a group show of Soho Photo Gallery artist’s Krappy Kamera work and an exhibition of Jennifer Shaw’s illuminating images. The Krappy Kamera Competition originated at Soho Photo Gallery 18 years ago and is one of the gallery’s high points of the year.
Image above: ©Ryan Synovec, Monumental Cactus, Honorable Mention / Courtesy of Soho Photo
Susan Burnstine, an award winning fine art and commercial photographer, was the competition’s juror, judging images captured with krappy kameras including Holgas, Dianas and homemade cameras.
Image above: ©Cody Swanson, Beluga Point Ferris Wheel, Second Place / Courtesy of Soho Photo
“In today’s digitally driven world, manufactured perfection tends to be the norm. But in the world of ‘krappy’ plastic and pinhole cameras, the lack of technical control allows for unforeseen imperfections such as light leaks, vignettes and blurs that can transform what may have been an average image into something spectacular.”
Image above: ©Priscilla Kanady, Meghan in the Shadows, Third Place / Courtesy of Soho Photo
Jennifer Shaw, a widely shown fine art photographer as well as a teacher and author, is exhibiting photographs inspired by her experiences in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Her images were shot with a modified Holga.
Image above: ©Jennifer Shaw, We left in the dark of night / Courtesy of Soho Photo
“Hurricane Story is a depiction of our family’s evacuation experience-the birth, the travels and the return. The project began as a cathartic way to process some of the lingering anger and anxiety over that bittersweet journey. It grew into a narrative series of self-portraits in toys that illustrate my experiences and emotional state during our time in exile.”
2016 International Krappy Kamera Competition Winners
First Place: Ellen O’Connell, Bronxville, NY
Second Place: Cody Swanson, Anchorage, AK
Third Place: Priscilla Kanady, The Woodlands, TX
Honorable Mentions:, Carole Glauber, Portland, OR, Lisa Lindamood, Knoxville, TN, James Rohan, Wakefield, Mass, Ryan Synovec, Seattle, WA