Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Call for Entries - Holga Out of the Box

Holga Out of the Box (on creativity that is)

2nd Annual International Call for Entry Photography Competition

Deadline August 17, 2012

Juror: Michael Kenna

Our 2nd Annual Holga Out of the Box call for entry is now under way with renowned photographer Michael Kenna as the juror. Show us your best Holga image. Out of the box refers to creativity - not modifications. It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a Holga camera or an element of it.

Holga Out of the Box opens October 5 and continues through November 30, 2012 here at TCC PHOTO |GALLERY located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601.

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. Did you know 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. I'd love to know who those photographers are. Read more about Holga's 30th Celebration here: http://www.hktdc.com/info/mi/a/hkti/en/1X07WR6L/1/Hong-Kong-Trader-International-Edition/Vintage-View.htm I am thrilled that the Holga Out of the Box exhibition coincides with Holgaʼs 30th Anniversary celebration.

Deadline for Holga Out of the Box call for entry is August 17, 2012.

Entry Fees
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.

Best of Show - $500 plus a Holga TLR
2nd Place -" $250 plus a Holga N
3rd Place -" $150 plus a Holga N

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 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 and Susan Burnstine.

For more information please visit the website at http://tccphoto.com/gallery/holgacfe.html


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