The 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, O. Rufus Lovett, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in Longview, Texas.
It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it. Photographs of your choice of subject matter made with any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera “toy” camera – such as pinhole, Holga, Diana, Konstruktor F, Brownies, Anscos, and other Lomo products— will be accepted. Photographs made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Photographs made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole, Holga, Diana, or plastic lens will be accepted.
The Holga & Friends Out of the Box International Photography Exhibition opens at Tammy Cromer Photography Gallery, 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 - in the Dallas Design District ! Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit. Both will help us publicize it. Lomography will give the 1st place winner a camera package. Freestyle will give 3 cameras to the award winners. We are on the web at http://tammycromer.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=44895&Akey=6FJX86WC&ajx=1#!asset70249
Freestyle and Lomography will showcase the winners on their web-site.
HOLGA LIVES !
As many may know, the Holga camera ceased production last year. Luckily, the molds were found and now Freestyle is manufacturing the Holga N Camera ! Let’s hope they can find the other molds too ! Thank you Freestyle. Send them your gratitude by purchasing a brand new Holga Camera. They will be available in September 2017.
O. Rufus Lovett, 2017
O. Rufus Lovett has been living in Longview, Texas for the past 40 years teaching photography at Kilgore College and working as a fine art and editorial photographer.
In 2005 he was awarded Piper Professor from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in
San Antonio for superior teaching at the college level. The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association honored O. Rufus Lovett as Advisor Of The Year in April, 2016, in Dallas, Texas.
Lovett’s editorial work has appeared in Texas Monthly, People, Money, Gourmet, Saveur, Texas Highways, Houstonia, LensWork, Southern Living, Time and LIFE magazine, Reader’s Digest, among others.
The University of Texas Press at Austin published two of his photographic books, Weeping Mary in 2006 and Kilgore Rangerettes in 2008. More recently he has completed a book with food writer Robb Walsh, Barbecue Crossroads that was released by The University of Texas Press in April 2013.
Lovett’s fine art photographs are included in the following permanent collections:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University Of Texas, Austin
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Wittliff Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, San Marcus, Texas
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Selected exhibitions include:
Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, Colorado
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
The Afterimage Photograph Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Photographs Do Not Bend, Dallas, Texas
Houston Center For