September 5 – October 5, 2019

Brickbottom Gallery, Nave Gallery, and Washington Street Gallery

Gordon Stettinius

The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its seventh 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: Submissions closed on June 25!
Photographers will be notified by: July 26, 2019
Selected work must be received by: August 31, 2019

All shows will open by September 7, 2019, with opening receptions taking place Sept 7 and 8.
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.

Gordon Stettinius is a photographer, educator, editor and publisher living and working in Richmond, Virginia. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally for nearly thirty years and his photography can be found in numerous private and public collections. He is represented by Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and Robin Rice Gallery in New York. He is also an emeritus member of 1708 Gallery. Read more…