The Winners Are ! Adrianne Defendi

Toy Camera, Holga and Friends

Out of the Box (on creativity that is)

Call For Entry Winners

Juror O. Rufus Lovett

 

Join us November 11, 2017 from 6 - 9 pm at Tammy Cromer Photography Gallery, 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 for the 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is)  International Photography Competition. Juror O. Rufus Lovett selected a strong show. He will give a gallery talk at 7pm. Some of the artists will be here as well. The competition was open to photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it.

 

“Human condition, Landscape, architecture, portraiture and the still life are the key themes reflected in this exhibition.  It is this variety of photographic topics within the selections of work that partly contributes to the strength of this presentation. The approach taken by the photographers range from realism to surrealism creating a sense of beauty, wonder and human emotion.  As my mood changed during the week I revisited the submisions many times allowing a fresh thoughtful contemplation with each session.  

 

Congratulations to all those who contributed to the success of this show.  It is always a sincere joy to see work that is made with the Holga and how photographers often manage to stretch its limitations and make images that surprise, delight and go beyond the obvious.”

 

O. Rufus Lovett

 

Riverchild Dreams, © Adrienne Defendi, Best of Show, Palo Alto, CA

 

Siblings, © Rebecca Foley, 2nd Place, St. Joseph, MO

In Between, © Lilyan Aloma, 3rd Place, New York, NY

 

Honorable Mentions

Lilyan Aloma, New York, NY

Alison Erazmus, St. Louis, MO

Mike Herburger, Parker, CO

Gregory Rollins, Brooklyn, NY

Paul Sharrat, Takoma, MD

 

Guy Reynolds, Photo Editor for the Dallas Morning News is among the others in the show. We will have complete listing on the website in a few day.

http://www.tammycromergallery.com

 

Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit. We are looking forward to having this strong show in our space through the Holiday Season. Remember to give an original piece of art, give a photograph.

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TAMMY CROMER PHOTO/ GALLERY: We were the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in Longview, TX. Now we are in the Dallas Design District at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX. Tammy Cromer is a Commercial Photographer that also does HD and 4K Video Production. In 2007, we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We were the first United States gallery to host the Holga Inspire traveling exhibit in 2009. We have also shown, Dan Burkholder, Dennis Fagan, O. Rufus Lovett, Scott C. Campbell, Blue Earth Alliance Photographers, Polly Chandler, Mary Ann Lynch, Laura Pickett Calfee, Pat Brown, Danea Males, Tammy Cromer, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society, Robert Langham, Jenny Ellerbe, Susan Burnstine, Becky Ramotowski, Jim Rohan, Kenny Braun and others.

Getting Serious With a Toy Camera

The 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, O. Rufus Lovett, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in Longview, Texas. It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it. Photographs of your choice of subject matter made with any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera “toy” camera – such as pinhole, Holga, Diana, Konstruktor F, Brownies, Anscos, and other Lomo products— will be accepted. Photographs made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Photographs made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole, Holga, Diana, or plastic lens will be accepted. The Holga & Friends Out of the Box International Photography Exhibition opens in our space at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 - in the Dallas Design District ! Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit.
Getting Serious with a Toy Camera Photographs by John Armstrong and Artist Talk at 7pm Tammy Cromer Photography is located at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 214.4307148 | tammy@tammycromer.com | tammycromergallery.com
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Come by and view Loli Kantor’s Beyond the Forest, Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012, exhibit. It will be up from July 2 - August 14, 2015. Loli Kantor is a Fine Art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her photographs which have garnered notable awards are in public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Lviv National Museum, Ukraine, and Lishui Museum of Photography in China. Kantor was born in Paris, France, and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also been published in numerous publication, including Lens Work. We are located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, Texas. The exhibit opens with ArtWalk, Thursday, July 2, from 5 - 8pm.

O Rufus Lovett Selects the Winners !

The Winners Are ! Adrianne Defendi

Toy Camera, Holga and Friends

Out of the Box (on creativity that is)

Call For Entry Winners

Juror O. Rufus Lovett

 

Join us November 11, 2017 from 6 - 9 pm at Tammy Cromer Photography Gallery, 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 for the 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is)  International Photography Competition. Juror O. Rufus Lovett selected a strong show. He will give a gallery talk at 7pm. Some of the artists will be here as well. The competition was open to photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it.

 

“Human condition, Landscape, architecture, portraiture and the still life are the key themes reflected in this exhibition.  It is this variety of photographic topics within the selections of work that partly contributes to the strength of this presentation. The approach taken by the photographers range from realism to surrealism creating a sense of beauty, wonder and human emotion.  As my mood changed during the week I revisited the submisions many times allowing a fresh thoughtful contemplation with each session.  

 

Congratulations to all those who contributed to the success of this show.  It is always a sincere joy to see work that is made with the Holga and how photographers often manage to stretch its limitations and make images that surprise, delight and go beyond the obvious.”

 

O. Rufus Lovett

 

Riverchild Dreams, © Adrienne Defendi, Best of Show, Palo Alto, CA

 

Siblings, © Rebecca Foley, 2nd Place, St. Joseph, MO

In Between, © Lilyan Aloma, 3rd Place, New York, NY

 

Honorable Mentions

Lilyan Aloma, New York, NY

Alison Erazmus, St. Louis, MO

Mike Herburger, Parker, CO

Gregory Rollins, Brooklyn, NY

Paul Sharrat, Takoma, MD

 

Guy Reynolds, Photo Editor for the Dallas Morning News is among the others in the show. We will have complete listing on the website in a few day.

http://www.tammycromergallery.com

 

Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit. We are looking forward to having this strong show in our space through the Holiday Season. Remember to give an original piece of art, give a photograph.

###

 

TAMMY CROMER PHOTO/ GALLERY: We were the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in Longview, TX. Now we are in the Dallas Design District at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX. Tammy Cromer is a Commercial Photographer that also does HD and 4K Video Production. In 2007, we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We were the first United States gallery to host the Holga Inspire traveling exhibit in 2009. We have also shown, Dan Burkholder, Dennis Fagan, O. Rufus Lovett, Scott C. Campbell, Blue Earth Alliance Photographers, Polly Chandler, Mary Ann Lynch, Laura Pickett Calfee, Pat Brown, Danea Males, Tammy Cromer, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society, Robert Langham, Jenny Ellerbe, Susan Burnstine, Becky Ramotowski, Jim Rohan, Kenny Braun and others.