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Long Live the Holguistas

Exhibition Review: Salt Lake
Reflections of an Imperfect World
International Holga Exhibit at Saans

by Lane Bachman

Holga — the name may sound intimidating, but it is the most recent fad in the photographic art world. Shaking off humble beginnings in China as a cheap alternative to more expensive cameras, the Holga has re-emerged as the choice form of expression for a certain type of hipster. We can’t help but see this camera first as a fashion accessory, like a Blackberry or an iPod, and secondarily as a tool for the creative process. But good things can come from the fashionably banal, can’t they? At least until they come up with the one step Holga™ Filter in PhotoShop . . .

read more in the December 2008 edition of 15 Bytes

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