Homage to the Holga Exhibit

Some info about the Homage to the Holga show

HolgahalftoneThis plastic camera has been derided by some, but loved by many.   While very simple in operation, the camera has been an artistic tool and a reminder that the real photographic tool is between the ears. The rest is an extension, a way to put perception into a fixed silver image.  The Holga demands attention to conditions, light, and composition.  If you work within its constraints, you will be rewarded with images that stand out from the deluge of digital simulacra.

The images in this exhibit are all the end-result of using various Holga cameras.  The A3C3’s ethos has always been about “crappy” cameras, and while the Holga is no longer being manufactured, it remains the standard-bearer for crappy cameras.   Long live the Holga!

OPENS THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016 @ 7 pm at 525 WEST WILLIAM (ARGUS MUSEUM), Ann Arbor.  



OK, A3C3 folks. We will be holding our monthly meeting on the SECOND MONDAY,  SEPT 12, as the first Monday is Labor Day. SO SEE YOU ON 09/12/16 at 7 at THE CORNER BREWERY in Ypsilanti! DO NOT FORGET! Also, remember that your digital entries for the HOLGA exhibit are DUE SEPT. 2. See the info on a2crappycameras.org

Kat, with her Fujipet on 08/01 meeting.ORWO400-002

Homage to the Holga second call

Months ago, we announced the Homage to the Holga exhibition.    As the September 2  submission deadline is a month away, here are the rules for the entries.


  1. The exhibit is open to A3C3 members. If you would like to exhibit, and are not an A3C3 member, the fee is $15.
  2. Images must have been taken with any film camera produced by the Holga brand. That includes 120, 35mm and 110 film cameras, as well as any models that use a Polaroid or Instax back.
  3. Each photographer may submit up to 6 images for the exhibit.  You will be notified within 7 days which of the images have been accepted.  Please send a jpg file of your entries to mfobrien@gmail.com     Each file should be labeled with your last name and image number. i.e., smith_01.jpg   Image files should be no more than 1200 pixels for the longest side.
  4. The due date for digital entries is September 2.
  5. After you have been notified of which images have been accepted, you will have until October 11 to deliver your matted prints.  The exhibit will take place at the Argus Museum in Ann Arbor, MI.   Prints are not  to be framed.  We expect that most entries will be matted no larger than 14″ on any side.  White overmats are expected. We suggest printing square images to 8×8″  on a 12×12″ mat.  Rectangular prints should be no larger than 8×12″.
  6. The exhibit opens on October 13, 2016.

When you submit your images, include a text file with the following:

  1. Your name, address, and contact information.
  2. Very short (100 words or less) message about your Holga philosophy and when you started using one.
  3. Captions for the images (include year photograph was taken)
  4. The type of finished work that will be supplied– ink-jet, chromogenic, silver-gelatin, cyanotype, polaroid, etc.
  5. If the work is for sale (price) or not (NFS).