Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Holga “Out of the Box” International Photography Competition 2012
Out of the box refers to creativity - not modifications.
LONGVIEW TCC Photo Gallery's 2nd Annual "Holga Out of the Box" call for entry is now under way with renowned Michael Kenna as the juror.
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a Holga camera or an element of it.
The exhibition opens October 5 and continues through November 30, 2012 at TCC PHOTO GALLERY and on the web at http://www.tcchotogallery.com.
Michael Kenna said this about the Holga, “It has been liberating to snap away with plastic Holgas - they are fun and whimsical - perfect antidotes to ponderous, previsualization! I have used sturdy, predictable and professional Hasselblad cameras for almost three decades now - but, they don't fit into pockets easily. I often take along Holgas as more easy going companions. In our current, instant gratification digital world, they keep us guessing, which seems to me to be a good thing. I heartily recommend occasionally leaving behind your usual equipment of choice - have a date with Holga - you just never know what you'll discover together.”
Mr. T. M. Lee invented the Holga 30 years ago this October. They now sell at least 200,000 Holgas around the world each year, but it did not start out that way. Luckily for Holga some Austrian photographers got a hold of a couple of Holgas and held an exhibition. Everyone fell in love with the images the plastic camera produced.
Deadline for Holga Out of the Box call for entry is August 17, 2012. The entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Photographers may enter up to 10 images only at $5 each additional.
Holga Out of the Box exhibit will consist of 25 prints in the physical gallery with an additional 25 images included in the online gallery, totaling 50 images selected.
Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($500 plus a Holga TLR), 2nd Place ($250 plus a Holga N), and 3rd Place ($150 plus a Holga N).
More information is available on the TCC Photo Gallery website.