The 8th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, Burt Finger, Gallery Director, Curator, Professor, Photographer.
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 at Tammy Cromer Photography Gallery, 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 - in the Dallas Design District !
Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit. . Lomography will award the 1st place winner a camera package. Freestyle will awarde 3 cameras to the award winners. We are on the web at http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249
Freestyle and Lomography will showcase the winners on their web-site.
Burt Finger (b. 1943, New York City), Gallery Director, Curator
Burt Finger is the Gallery Director and Co-Owner of Photographs Do
Not Bend Gallery (PDNB Gallery) in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Finger was stationed for a year in Vietnam (1969) as an Officer in the
Corps of Engineers. While he was a photographer in the 1970’s, he studied art and exhibited in various galleries in Texas including the Contemporary Art Museum in
Houston. His work is included in the MFAH permanent collection. Burt
also taught photography at North Texas State University (currently
Univ. of North Texas).
Mr. Finger’s current position as Gallery Director involves curatorial
duties, appraisals, and corporate, museum and private sales. He has
created over 200 exhibitions including the milestone shows,
“SHINE”, featuring antique shoeshine boxes, and vintage shoe shine themed
photographs; “Pictures of Me”; and “Texas Bauhaus”.
In recent years he has appeared as a photography appraiser on the
acclaimed PBS program, Antiques Roadshow.
"Burt is looking for unique images that break the mold of the charming image commonly produced by this camera."
About TAMMY CROMER PHOTOGRAPHY | GALLERY
Tammy Cromer Gallery is a contemporary photo gallery committed to exhibiting work by emerging and established photographers in a wide range of styles. The gallery’s artistic program proudly supports artists who are interested in issues of ecology and society. In addition, the gallery holds regular exhibitions dedicated to Lomography™, and has kept continual sponsorship by Holga cameras since 2009. Tammy Cromer has worked with various public institutions, private collectors, and curators, maintaining an active voice in supporting local and internationally recognized photographers.
The gallery was established in 2006 in Longview, and moved to its current home in the Dallas Design District in 2016. During this time Tammy Cromer Gallery has shown work by Dan Burkholder, Susan Burnstine, Sonia Katchian, Robert Langham, O. Rufus Lovett, John Willis, and The Texas Photographic Society, among others.
Extended Deadline for The Toy Camera International call for entry is December 9, 2018, Midnight CST !
The entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Photographers may enter up to 10 images only at $5 each additional.
Go here to enter http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249
Holga Out of the Box exhibit will consist of 50 images in the gallery and online exhibition.
Best of Show -Lomography is donating a Plastic Camera and Freestyle is donating a Holga 120N Camera
2nd Place -" Holga 120N Camera with film package
3rd Place -" Holga 120N Camera with film package
When emailing digital files
1. Files should be 1280 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi and saved in the sRGB color space. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your Last name, and first name initial .ie CromerT_01 - no spaces and only alpha-numeric characters.
3. Be sure and copyright your images in the “file info” of Photoshop or meta data.
For International Entries, if you like, we can print, mat, and frame your winning entries for a fee of $35. That should ease the shipping costs for you. If you make it in, let us know if you want this option.
All accepted photographs are for sale. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each print accepted.
TC will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement.
TC retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this
exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.
The exhibition is open to all internationally Holga photographers. The photograph needs to exposed with a Holga camera or an element of it.
If Your Work is Accepted
Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.
2. Prints must be mounted and over-matted using white matte board with at least a 2" border around print. Ideally, the photographs should be framed and ready to hang - no saw tooth hangers please. If you are shipping your framed prints, please use Plexiglas instead of glass. To save on shipping costs it is ok to send mounted and matted as described above in standard sizes ie: mounted to 16x20, 18x24, 20x24. Check with me on the size of your finished print if you are sending it only mounted and matted to make sure I have glass to cover it.
3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition or include a check for $18 (more for international entries and if you have more images selected for the exhibit. Please include enough for all prints to be shipped back) which would include shipping and $300 insurance. Prints WITHOUT postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT use peanuts when shipping.
FOR OVERSEAS CHOSEN ARTISTS
If your work is chosen, we give you the option of sending us the matted and/or framed piece or you can send us the high res file and we will print, mat and frame it for a fee of $35.
Tammy Cromer PHOTO | GALLERY
2543 Farrington Street
Dallas, TX 75207
Call for entry begins: June 23, 2018
Deadline: Extended Deadline December 9, 2018
Announce Winners: January 13, 2019
Exhibit opens: February 23, 2019
Exhibit closes: April 13, 2019
Contact Information (copy and paste information below in email with your entries to email@example.com or send as an attachment).
Home phone ____________________________________________________
Work phone _____________________________________________________
email address ____________________________________________________
Please tell us the following
Title - As you want it to appear in the exhibit and online.
Process - tell us your process whether it is Silver gelatin, Platinum, Type C print,
Lightjet, Digital pigment print and what type of camera did you use.
Retail Sale Price
of your image
You may pay safely and securely with credit card or debit on Paypal
(use the friends and family selection):
or mail check to
TAMMY CROMER PHOTO | GALLERY
2543 Farrington St.
Dallas, TX 75207
$35 for up to 5 images
Additional at $5 per image up to 10
Total Enclosed:" $
Payment method (please do not send in email - call with information)
Visa _____ Mastercard _____ Discover________
Expiration Date:___________ 3 digit code _____
Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org