The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its sixth annual celebration of toy and lo-fi photography.
Images of any subject matter, made with a “toy” camera – any low-tech camera with no or very limited exposure control, such as pinhole, Holga, Diana/Diana clones, Brownie, Ansco, disposable cameras – are eligible. The key criteria are plastic lenses and a lack of reliable exposure control. Straight Polaroid-type images, or images made with cell phones, digital cameras, or film cameras with full exposure control (such as the Lomo LC series), will not be considered.
Submission Deadline: June 24, 2018
Photographers will be notified by: July 20, 2018
Selected work must be received by: August 31, 2018
All shows will open by September 8, 2018. Gallery-specific opening dates and related events to be announced.
The final placement of work will be decided by the organizing committee. Accepted pieces must be delivered to the respective gallery framed and wired for hanging (or ready and equipped for display, in the case of viewing devices, constructions, etc). Artists are responsible for cost of shipping to and from the gallery.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
– There is a $25 submission fee per artist. Payment is made through the Nave Gallery – please include STCF in the memo
– A maximum of five pieces may be entered for consideration
ABOUT OUR JUROR:
Jennifer Shaw is a fine art photographer whose work is based on both a world observed and a world constructed, often focusing on the fleeting and personal within the sphere of her immediate surroundings. She grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned a BFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Upon graduation she moved to New Orleans in pursuit of the artist’s life, where she currently teaches the disappearing art of darkroom photography at the Louise S. McGehee School and serves as creative director of PhotoNOLA, in addition to chasing after two young sons.
Shaw’s photographs have been featured in B&W, American Photo, Shots, Light Leaks, The Sun, and Oxford American magazines, and online publications including NPR, Fraction Magazine, One One Thousand and Lenscratch. Her first monograph, Hurricane Story (Chin Music Press), was named a best photo book of 2011 by photo-eye and Brain Pickings. North Light Press published her second monograph, Nature/Nurture, in 2012. Shaw’s work is exhibited widely and held in collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.