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2016 6th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box
(on creativity that is) International Photography Competition
The 6th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, Harvey Stein, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City.
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 or loom lens will be accepted. For this exhibit, straight Polaroid-type images or images made with cell phones, disposable cameras or point-and-shoot cameras will not be accepted.
The Holga & Friends Out of the Box International Photography Exhibition opens October 1st during ArtWalk and continues through November 13, 2015 here at TCC PHOTO |GALLERY located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and on the web at http://www.tccphotogallery.com Lomography is sponsoring the exhibit. They will help us publicize it, give the 1st place winner a Diana F+ and film, and showcase the winners on their web-site.
From Wikipidia: “Lomography is a commercial trademark of Lomographische
AG, which their creators associate to a photographic image style and an analog camera movement and community facilitated by The Lomographic Society International. The Lomographic Society International was founded in 1992 by a group of Viennese students after they discovered the LCA, a camera created by LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lomography started as an art movement through which the students put on exhibitions of photos within Vienna; the art movement then developed into a commercial enterprise. Since 1995, Lomography has been the sole distributor of the LC-A camera outside of the former Soviet Union, and has moved into producing their own range of analog cameras, films and accessories.”
Stein said this about the Holga
The simplicity of use of the Holga is one of its characteristics that attracts me to it. The camera frees me from worrying about manipulating controls; this encourages spontaneity and immediacy. The camera allows photographic seeing to be more direct, without the “machine” to think about. I hope to make serious, visually complex images of various subjects that belie the simplicity with which they are made. The “look” of a photograph made with a Holga is different from usual photographs---the soft edges, the slightly blurred effect, the square format, the vignetting, and the often dream-like, shimmering atmospheric quality—all heighten the expressiveness of the image. I look for subjects (trees, landscapes, dark spaces) that I think would be ideally suited to the Holga and will result in photographs that I could not have achieved otherwise. With the Holga, I can evoke emotions and feelings that achieve a sense of how things are felt and remembered rather than how they appear.
HARVEY STEIN is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. He is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery, located in the East Village of Manhattan. He has also been a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New School University, Drew University, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Bridgeport. A recipient of a Creative Arts Public Service (CAPS) fellowship and numerous artist in residency grants, Stein’s seventh and latest book, Briefly Seen New York Street Life, was published in the fall of 2015. Other books of Stein’s photographs are Parallels: A Look at Twins, E.P. Dutton (1978); Artists Observed, Harry Abrams, Inc. (1986); Coney Island, W.W. Norton, Inc. (1998); Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life, Gangemi Editore, Rome (2006); Coney Island 40 Years Schiffer Publishing, (2011) and Harlem Street Portraits Schiffer Publishing (2013). Stein’s photographs and portfolios have been published in such periodicals as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, American Heritage, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, Forbes, Psychology Today, Playboy, Harpers, Connoisseur, Art News, American Artist, New York, People, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, The Hopkins Review (cover), Sun Magazine (cover) and all the major photo magazines, including Camera Arts, Black & White Magazine (cover), Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Camera, Afterimage, PDN, Zoom, Rangefinder, Photo Metro, fotoMagazine (Germany), photo technique and View Camera.
Stein’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe—81 one-person and over 160 group shows to date. He has curated 43 exhibits since 2007. His photographs are in more than 57 permanent collections, including the George Eastman House, Bibliotheque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Denver Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, Museet for Fotokunst (Odense, Denmark), Musee De La Photographie (Charleroi, Belguim), the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, The New York Historical Society and Museum, and among others, the corporate collections of Reader’s Digest, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, LaSalle Bank (Chicago), Barclay Bank and Credit Suisse.
His work is represented by the Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Throckmorton Fine Art and June Bateman Fine Art, New York City. Stein’s work can be seen on his web site, www.harveysteinphoto.com.
About TCC PHOTO | GALLERY
We are the only fine art photography gallery in North East Texas, specifically in
Longview, TX. TCC was first a commercial studio, then in 2006 we opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. We were the first US 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, TCC, Orville Robertson, John Wrather, Tami Bone, Texas Photographic Society, Robert Langham, Jenny Ellerbe, Susan Burnstine, and Kenny Braun.
Deadline for The Toy Camera International call for entry is July 28, 2016, 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://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=tccphoto
and click on 2016 Toy Camera Photography Competition.
Holga Out of the Box exhibit will consist of 50 images in the gallery and online exhibition.
Best of Show - $500 Lomography is donating a Diana F
2nd Place -" $250
3rd Place -" $150
When emailing digital files
1. Files should be 1080 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 CampbellT_01 - no spaces and only alpha-numeric characters.
3. Be sure and copyright your images in the “file info” of Photoshop or meta data.
In the meta data - found in PhotoShop under “File”, scroll down to “file info” fill in the fields. You can do this in the bridge on multiple files by selecting the files, hold down the control key and select "file info" then enter the multiple fields.
Place the title in the "title" field, Copyright Notice, your name, City and State. In the Author field add your name Select “Copyrighted” in the Copyright Notice pull down tab and copyright notice © Your Name ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. If you have trouble with this let me know. Click here to see screenshot
http://www.tccphoto.com/metadatascreenshot.jpg or I will be happy to do it for you. Email jpgs to email@example.com
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.
TCC will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement.
TCC 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 sawtooth hangers please. If you are shipping your framed prints, please use plexiglass 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.
TCC PHOTO | GALLERY
207 N. Center St.
Longview, TX 75601
Call for entry begins: April 21,2016
Deadline: July 28, 2016
Announce Winners: August 18, 2016
Exhibit opens: October 6, 2016 with ArtWalk
Exhibit closes: November 17, 2016
Contact Information (copy and paste information below in email with your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 here:
or mail check to TCC PHOTO | GALLERY - address above.
$35 for up to 5 images
Additional at $5 per image up to 10
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The entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images.
Photographers may enter up to 10 images only at $5 each additional.
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