This fall marks the 10th anniversary of the Somerville Toy Camera Festival

What is a “toy camera”? The 89 photos featured in three exhibitions across Somerville are made with simple (often plastic) cameras with little (if any) controls or automation. Some are pinhole cameras—a container with a film inside and a tiny hole poked in the side to let light, and the world, in. It’s photography at its most beautifully basic.

See the photos selected by Ann Jastrab, executive director at the Center for Photographic Art in California, on view at Brickbottom Gallery,1 Fitchburg St., Somerville; Nave Gallery, 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville; and Washington Street Gallery, 321-D Washington St., Somerville, from Sept. 7 to Oct. 7, 2023.

Previously: 2019 Somerville Toy Camera Festival

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Categories: Art