Lomography, an alternative perspective on traditional photo standards ...

MICHAEL ARCHAMBAULT, PETAPIXEL:

"Lomography began as an art movement in the early 1990s after a group of Viennese students discovered the LC-A, a camera manufactured by Russian imaging company LOMO. The fixed lens 32mm f/2.8 compact camera produced unique images that were off-color, vibrant, and soft. On a mission to advocate the use of these creative cameras and experimental film, photographers quickly formed the Lomographic Society International in 1992.

"Despite the movement producing wonderfully interesting images that have been exhibited in both Moscow and New York City, it has received substantial criticism from self-dubbed 'real photographers.' This opinion piece aims at breaking down the wall of prejudice, and opening minds to the possibility of creative photography outside of normal standards."

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