July 10, 2022
August 26 – September 25, 2022
Nave Gallery and Washington Street Gallery
The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its ninth annual celebration of toy camera 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.
Deadline for submission: July 10, 2022
Photographers will be notified by: July 24, 2022
Selected work must be received by: August 20, 2022
Shows will open by August 26, 2022 and close by September 25, 2022. Opening dates and events will be announced. Final placement of work will be decided by the organizing committee.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
– A maximum of five pieces may be entered for consideration
– Instead of submission fees, please consider a donation toward the costs of this festival
– 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 the cost of shipping to and from the gallery
ABOUT OUR JUROR:
Laidric Stevenson was born in Wisconsin but left before he could walk and talk, so he doesn’t consider himself a Midwesterner. Spending his childhood and teenage years between the bordering states of Oklahoma and Texas, he first became interested in photography around the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
Due to the somewhat transient nature of his childhood, his photography is rooted in discovering a sense of place. His work has appeared on the Humble Arts Foundation blog, featured in APhotoEditor and Deep Red Press, and recently published in the FotoFilmic JRNL#11 Winter Edition. He is a believer in the power of photography in the book format, and is an enthusiastic self publisher of zines and small photo books.
He spends his days in an office environment and photographs in his free time, he is based in Dallas, Texas.