Find Light Work at SCOPE Miami

Light Work visits SCOPE Miami to feature the stunning prints and books from our 2012 Subscription Program, including a Master Print by renowned photographer William Wegman, as well as Fine Print Program prints by Kelli Connell, Tony Gleaton, and Susan Worsham. There will be many other prints available for purchase as well.

November 29 – December 4, 2011

SCOPE Pavilion
Wynwood Arts District
NE 1st Ave (Midtown Blvd) @ NE 30th St
Miami, FL

Stop by Booth # A18 to meet Program Manager Mary Lee Hodgens, Promotions Coordinator Jessica Reed, and Associate Director Shane Lavalette, hear about our programs, and support Light Work and artists by buying a print, book, or subscription to Contact Sheet, our journal featuring emerging photographers. Every penny we make at SCOPE Miami goes right back into our programming, which assists artists working in photography and electronic media through exhibitions, publications, artist residencies, and a community-access digital lab facility.

2012 Subscription Program: Great Cause. Great Art.

Light Work is pleased to announce our 2012 Subscription Program, including limited edition signed prints by William Wegman, Kelli Connell, Tony Gleaton and Susan Worsham. In addition, our Book Collector’s Offer includes signed copies of Soldier / Many Wars by Suzanne Opton and American Portraits by Leon Borensztein.

Light Work, an artist-run, non-profit organization, has been supporting emerging and under-recognized artists working in photography since 1973. Here’s how to help us continue that support and get something in return:

SUBSCRIBE to our award-winning journal Contact Sheet and receive five annually printed issues of one of the longest-running photography magazines in the world, plus FREE online access to our digital archive of over 160 back issues!

PURCHASE signed and numbered original prints from our exclusive 2012 program.

COLLECT special signed editions of newly released photography books.

Support Light Work at the Benefactor Level and receive all of the items from the 2012 Subscription Program (a savings of $540 on prints and books) as well as special signed copies of Contact Sheet!

Browse this year’s prints and books here.

VIDEO: Featured Speaker John Gossage

Featured Speaker John Gossage
Photographers + Publishing: SPE Joint Regional Conference
Hosted by Light Work

Filmed: Saturday, November 5, 2011


See more videos from Light Work on our new Vimeo page.

VIDEO: Photo 2.0 – Online Photographic Thinking

Photo 2.0 – Online Photographic Thinking
Photographers + Publishing: SPE Joint Regional Conference
Hosted by Light Work

Panel discussion with Andy Adams (moderator)
Molly Landreth, Amy Stein and Phillip Toledano

Filmed: Saturday, November 5, 2011


After watching the video, take some time to read Andy’s Photo 2.0 essay. Feel free to start a conversation on this post, or on Light Work’s Facebook page.

Suzanne Opton on NPR: Seeing Veterans Up Close

An excellent feature by 2005 Artist-in-Residence Suzanne Opton was published on NPR today. Opton recently delivered a powerful talk about her work as part of the programming of the SPE Conference hosted by Light Work.

Take advantage of our 2012 Book Collector’s Offer and get signed copies of Suzanne Opton’s new book Soldier / Many Wars, Leon Borensztein’s American Portraits, as well as a subscription to Contact Sheet.

Photos of the SPE Regional Conference

We’re happy to report that the SPE Regional Conference was a great success on many levels. The cell phone snap above says it all: a crowded atrium at the Everson Museum of Art, as it began to fill up following Alec Soth‘s SOLD OUT keynote.

We’ve begun to assemble a collection of photographs from the conference for you to view in an album on the Light Work Facebook page. Please leave a comment on this post linking to any images you might have to share, or want to add to this album. We’re happy to do so!

We’ll be following up soon with the much anticipated video of both the “Photo 2.0” panel discussion with Andy Adams, Phillip Toledano, Amy Stein and Molly Landreth as well as the John Gossage talk that wrapped up the conference programming. Stay tuned!

The Daily Orange on Scott McCarney's "VisualBooks" Exhibition at Light Work

“I get excited about the materials of the book… The physicality of the book is an ephemera of experience.” – Scott McCarney

There’s a nice write-up about Scott McCarney’s “VisualBooks” exhibition in The Daily Orange.

The exhibition will remain on view in the Light Work gallery through December 16th.

Nov. 5 Live Stream of Photo 2.0 and John Gossage

We will be live streaming two fantastic talks from the SPE Regional Conference, both of which will be available to watch here on Saturday, November 5th.

UPDATE: Thanks to those who watched the live stream here. The player has now been removed, but video of each of these talks will be posted on the blog soon!

4:30 – 5:45pm EST
Photo 2.0 — Online Photographic Thinking
Panel discussion with Andy Adams (moderator)
Molly Landreth, Amy Stein and Philip Toledano

7:30 – 8:30pm EST
Featured Speaker John Gossage


In addition to the blog, tune into Light Work’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the conference.

SPE Regional Conference 2011

The SPE Regional Conference programming kicks of today with some great events and speakers. Here’s the full schedule for your convenience!

Friday, November 4

9:00 – 6:00pm
Registration and Badge Pick-up

9:30 – 11:30am
Artist Book Workshop (pre-registration required) Bird Library

10:00 – 11:30am
Tours through Light Work and self-guided gallery tours to campus exhibitions (maps available)


12:00 – 4:00pm
Portfolio Reviews in Schine Student Center, Room 304ABC

12:30 – 1:00pm
Opening Remarks

1:00 – 1:45pm
Colette Copeland
Publish or Perish—the artist as critic

2:00 – 2:45pm
Anne Whiston Spirn
The Power of a Book to Change Its Author: Dorothea Lange and An American Exodus

Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:00pm
Paula McCartney
Expanding My Audience (faster, cheaper, more!)

4:15 – 5:00pm
Featured Speaker Mary Virginia Swanson
To Be Published or Self-Publish? An Overview of Options for Artists


Evening Events at Everson Museum of Art

6:00 – 6:45pm
Buses to Everson Museum of Art, leave from Sheraton Hotel
Opportunity to see exhibition From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America

7:00 – 7:30pm
Honored Educator Award to Doug DuBois

7:30 – 8:30pm
Keynote Speaker Alec Soth
From Here to There

8:30 – 9:00pm
Reception for exhibition, From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America

9:00 – 10:00pm
Buses back to Sheraton Hotel

Saturday, November 5

10:00 – 10:45am
Tate Shaw
Artist publications at Visual Studies Workshop

11:00 – 11:45am
Ken Schles
The Photographic Books of Ken Schles

Coffee Break

12:15 – 1:30pm
Suzanne Opton: Soldier

Lunch (Schine Student Center)

2:15 – 3:00pm
Members Meeting in Schine Student Center

3:30 – 4:15pm
W.M. Hunt
W.M. Hunt and “The Unseen Eye”

4:30– 5:45pm
Photo 2.0 — Online Photographic Thinking
(Panel discussion with Andy Adams (moderator), Molly Landreth, Amy Stein and Philip Toledano)


7:30 – 8:30pm
Featured Speaker John Gossage

8:30 – 9:00pm
Buses to Spark Gallery from Light Work (continue to circle until 11:00p)

8:30 – 11:00pm
Closing Party at Spark Gallery

Last bus leaves to hotel


In addition to the blog, tune into Light Work’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the conference.