The creation of Battle SNAP was fueled by the competition inherent in Hip Hop culture. MC's, DJ's, break dancers and graffiti writers constantly battle each other in order to keep advancing their crafts. The whole point of Battle SNAP is to infuse the photography scene with a little healthy competition which is intended to bring out the best in all of us!

While some may see the term "battle" as confrontational and divisive, I believe the outcome will be quite the opposite. Battle SNAP will facilitate photographers meeting, gaining respect for one another's work and fusing friendships that will likely last well beyond the event.

Participating photographers will be able to vote… but not for themselves. Hence, you HAVE to evaluate your competition and decide who earned your vote and why.

So come to the battle and throw your best photo down on the table! If you don't win, bring a better photo next time. Even if you win, battle your own winning photo and STILL bring a better photo next time. That's the spirit of Battle SNAP!!!!

Cheers,
CHR!S SM!TH

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For those who are curious, the camera in the logo is the first camera I really started shooting with. It's a Praktica nova 1B. I'm not exactly sure when it was manufactured but one of the lenses I have with it was made in the USSR. I think it's safe to assume that the warranty is toast!