William Wegman at the Everson Museum

Light Work is pleased to announce the Urban Video Project‘s collaboration with the Everson Museum of Art to realize a new video piece by artist William Wegman.

The video, “Flo Flow” (2011), is Wegman’s latest in a long line of human-canid collaborations. It was while he was in Long Beach in the 1970′s that Wegman got his dog, Man Ray, with whom he began a fruitful collaboration of many years. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman’s photographs and videotapes. Ever since, Weimaraner-actors have peopled Wegman’s uncanny imaginative universe, a reflection on both the human-ness of ‘animals’ and the strangeness of humans.

The piece will be on view on the side of the Everson Museum of Art from March 1 – May 27, 2012. An artist talk will be held on April 10 at 6:30pm in the Everson auditorium.


Don’t forget! Light Work’s 2012 Subscription Program include a beautiful, limited edition silver gelatin print by William Wegman. For more information or to purchase visit www.lightwork.org/buy

Find Light Work at SCOPE New York

Light Work visits SCOPE New York 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.

SCOPE New York
March 7 – 11, 2012

SCOPE Pavilion
57th St & 12th Ave (West Side Highway)
New York, NY

Stop by Booth # A29 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.

Military Visual Journalism

Military Visual Journalism
Exhibition Dates: February 13–March 8, 2012
Gallery Reception: Thursday, February 23, 5–7 pm

The exhibition features the work of ten photographers enrolled
in the Newhouse Military Photojournalism Program:
Ryan Courtade/USN, Christopher Lee Griffin/USAF, Venessa Hernandez/USA, Brian A. Lautenslager/USMC, Andrew J. Lee/USAF, Efrén López/USAF, Manuel J. Martinez/USAF, Kyle T. Ramirez/USMC, Justin Stumberg/USN, and Bobby J. Yarbrough/USMC.

Guest curated by Efrén López.

About the Military Visual Journalism Program at Syracuse University:

The Newhouse School is home to two Department of Defense sponsored programs which teach active-duty military personnel photojournalism and broadcast journalism. The Military Photojournalism (MPJ) and Military Motion Media (MMM) programs consist of students from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force. These enlisted service members have been serving as mass communication specialists, combat photographers and military journalists. They come to the school for ten months to learn how to become better storytellers.

While at Newhouse, MPJ and MMM students earn 30 credit hours. Military students arrive in August for an intensive English and grammar refresher. Following this two-week course, students attend a one week workshop on photography before they begin classes in the regular semester. While most classes taken by MPJ and MMM students are exclusively for the 16 students in each program, for one class each semester the students are mixed with our regular student population for communication classes.

Light Work invites groups and individuals to schedule tours and gallery talks of the exhibition and facility. Light Work is a nonprofit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media. Light Work is a member of CMAC, the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University.

For more information, please contact Jessica Reed at Light Work, 315-443-1300 or jhreed01@syr.edu.

Call for Entries: 2012 Light Work Student Invitational

Genevieve Marshall, 2011 Best of Show – Selected by Amber Terranova (Editor,PDN)

The 2012 Light Work Student Invitational will feature a selection of photographs by Syracuse University students selected by our guest juror Jörg Colberg (Publisher and Editor,Conscientious). The selected images will be showcased on Light Work’s LCD screen from March – May 2012. Our guest juror will select the winner of Best of Show and Honorable Mentions. These students will be featured on the Light Work blog and an online exhibition.

Dr. Jörg M. Colberg was born in Germany in 1968. After obtaining his Ph.D., he moved to the United States in early 2000. Colberg is the Publisher and Editor of the popular website Conscientious, one of the most widely read blogs dedicated to contemporary photography.

All interested students should submit via email to shane@lightwork.org:

– 3 images, saved as .jpg, 72dpi, sRGB, and sized to 1,600px on the longest dimension. Title files: FirstnameLastname_01.jpg, FirstnameLastname_02.jpg, FirstnameLastname_03.jpg
– In the e-mail, include your name, major, grad/undergrad, e-mail, and phone number. Please follow the directions carefully. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.


* Download a PDF of the flyer here.

Cindy Sherman Retrospective Comes to MoMA

This month The Museum of Modern Art will be opening what is likely to be one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year, a large Cindy Sherman retrospective.

Bringing together more than 170 photographs, this retrospective survey traces the artist’s career from the mid 1970s to the present. Highlighted in the exhibition are in-depth presentations of her key series, including the groundbreaking series “Untitled Film Stills” (1977–80), the black-and-white pictures that feature the artist in stereotypical female roles inspired by 1950s and 1960s Hollywood, film noir, and European art-house films; her ornate history portraits (1989–90), in which the artist poses as aristocrats, clergymen, and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings; and her larger-than-life society portraits (2008) that address the experience and representation of aging in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth and status. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA.

Sherman, now regarded one of the most important and influential artists, was in fact a Light Work Artist-in-Residence in 1981, featured in a Light Work Gallery exhibition in 1985, published in Contact Sheet, and has a few of her pieces included in the Light Work Collection!

Those of you in New York City, mark your calendars:

Cindy Sherman
February 26 – June 11, 2012
The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

More info about the exhibition here.

Here’s a visual overview of Sherman’s iconic film stills: