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International Call For Entry 

The Holga Out of the Box call for entries eligibility: must be photographed with a Holga camera. Out of the box refers to creativity - not modifications. Show us your best Holga image with whatever modification you choose. It is open to amateur and professional photographers. $35 entry fee for the first 5 images and $5 for each additional image up to 10. 

Holga Out of the Box International Exhibition

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. 

The show opens February 12th, 2011 through March 25 at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY. TCC PHOTO l GALLERY is the only fine art photography gallery in Longview, TX. TCC PHOTO originally a commercial studio, then in 2006 opened the gallery with the inaugural exhibit of Muhammad Ali, photographs by Sonia Katchian. TCC PHOTO l GALLERY was 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, Texas Photographic Society, Susan Burnstine among others. 


Best of Show - $500 and a Holga TLR

2nd Place - $250 and a Holga N 

3rd Place - $150 and a Holga N  


All accepted photographs are for sale. The commission is 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each print accepted.  


TCC Photo will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement.  


TCC Photo retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works. 


The exhibition is open to all internationally Holga professional and amateur photographers.  The photographs must be photographed with a Holga camera. Out of the box refers to creativity - not modifications. Show us your best Holga image with whatever modification you choose.

Preparation of the digital files:

The jpgs should be prepared as follows: Size 72 dpi 1080 pixels largest size. Image it self should be named with your name and a number: 01_JaneDoe.jpg Include the following meta data in image.

Meta Data

In the meta data - found in PhotoShop under “File”, scroll down to “file info” fill in the fields or you can now do this in the bridge on multiple files by selecting the files, hold down the control key and select "file info" then enter the multiple fields. Place the title in the "title" field, your name in the Author field, and Copyright Notice. Select “Copyrighted” in the Copyright Notice pull down tab.

Requirements of accepted work:

1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

2. Prints must be mounted and over matted using white matte board with 2" borders.

3. They need to be framed and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers. If you are shipping your work, please use plexiglass instead of glass.

4. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition. Prints WITHOUT RETURN postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT use peanuts when shipping. 


Email your jpgs as prepared above and a filled out pdf or doc that you can download from the link on the upper left of this page.


Christine So

Christine So is the PR executive for Holga Inspire, an initiative co-founded by Mr. T.M. Lee Holga cameras inventor. Christine So is responsible for Holga Inspires’ strategic planning along with selecting, promoting and connecting Holga photographers from around the world. She is a dedicated advocate of fine art photography, is continuously on the look out for ways to revive an interest in film photography and to inspire artists and art lovers with Holga’s’ unique and original qualities. Christine So has served as a panelist for the Krappy Kamera Competition Holga Inspire Award, acted as curator and organizer of  the well acclaimed International Photography Exhibition “The Holga Inspire” show.

In addition, Christine So is a freelance art writer, works with energy and passion on a wide variety of fascinating photography projects and is involved in charity organizations, donating prints for fund raising auctions in collaboration with Holga artists.

Tammy Cromer-Campbell

Tammy Cromer-Campbell is a photographer, author, and filmmaker. She was innovative in using the Holga toy camera to create her first book, Fruit of the Orchard / Environmental Justice in East Texas, The book was published in 2006 by The University of North Texas Press. Tammy Cromer-Campbell has received many honors and awards, including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant for Fruit of the Orchard.  Her work is included in public and private collections internationally such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium, and others.  Most recently, Fruit of the Orchard is one of the Holga Inspire Master photographers of the Holga that is featured on the Holga Inspire website and in the exhibition that has traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, Longview, Texas, and New York, New York. It also received a first place award under the category of Entertainment and Culture for the first ever Green Dot Awards. Cromer-Campbell is listed as an honoree for National Women's History Month for the 2009 theme: 100 Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.

Tammy Cromer-Campbell received her degree in Commercial Photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas under the direction of O. Rufus Lovett.  She photographs from her studio/fine art gallery in Longview, TX. 

Important Dates

December 3, 2010 Deadline for entry submissions

January 3, 2011 Announcement of Holga winners

February 4, 2011 Holga images framed prints due

February 12, 2011 Holga Out of the Box Opens 

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