The 2016 Somerville Toy Camera Festival is now open for submissions! This year's juror is alternative process guru, Christopher James. Deadline for entry is June 15th.
Images of any subject matter, made with a “toy” camera – any low-tech, limited-control camera such as pinhole, Holga, Diana/Diana clones, Brownies, Anscos, disposable cameras – are eligible. This year we also welcome images made with digital holgas, and certain hybrid devices, such as plastic cameras that have been modified to shoot plate film, or outfitted with modified shutters or digital chips. The key criteria are plastic lenses and a lack of reliable exposure control. Straight Polaroid-type images or images made with cell phones or digital cameras (other than digital Holga) will not be considered.
Deadline for submission: June 25, 2016 Photographers will be notified by: July 15, 2016 Work must be received by: August 27, 2016
All shows will open in September. Exact dates and related events to be determined. The final placement of work will be decided by the organizing committee. Accepted pieces should be delivered to the respective gallery ready to install. Artists are responsible for cost of shipping to and from the gallery.