Somerville Toy Camera Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

About the Festival

Since 2013, the Somerville Toy Camera Festival has celebrated the quirky and creative results that can happen when photographers are forced to loosen their controls, submit to the light and embrace the accidental. Each year since, the Festival has brought a wide range of toy camera photography by US and international artists together in simultaneous shows at galleries throughout the city, and featured related programming including artist talks/panel discussions, workshops, social events, and a darkroom day.

About Somerville

Somerville, Massachusetts, the hippest city of squares going, is second only to NYC in number of artists-per-capita, and our culture-loving residents – alongside those from Cambridge, Boston, and other neighboring/nearby cities and towns – count on us for an important part of a balanced arts diet. The many exhibition and performance venues, artists' studios/co-ops, and maker spaces crammed into our 4.2 square miles can't contain all our creative energy; we regularly bust out into the streets with a range of arts-focused festivals and "quirky" events, and turning obsolete pay phone boxes all over the city into public art installations was our mayor's idea. All this, and a thriving photography scene too (and we still have several film labs to choose from within 5 miles) – Somerville is a great place to live and work, and a great place to have your photos exhibited!

Somerville Toy Camera Festival