A Closer Look: Master Print Editions

Cross Training, 2005
Silver gelatin print, 14 x 12″
Shipped in a 20 x 16″ mat
Edition of 100, signed by the artist

William Wegman has gained international recognition for his works in photography, painting, drawing, and video. Since the 1970s, he has created photographic compositions involving dogs, primarily his own Weimaraners, in various costumes and poses. A conceptual humorist, Wegman has been aptly named a “master of whimsy.”

This Master Print Edition purchase includes a subscription to Contact Sheet.

William Wegman print – $1,000

William Wegman print included with 2012 Benefactors Offer – $1,500 (SAVE $540)
(includes prints by William Wegman, Kelli Connell, Tony Gleaton, and Susan Worsham, signed copies of the books Soldier / Many Wars by Suzanne Opton and American Portraits by Leon Borensztein, five printed issues of Contact Sheet, and full subscriber benefits including the digital archive)

Untitled from the Kitchen Table Series, 1990/2010
Silver gelatin print, 9 7/8 x 9 3/4″
Edition of 100, signed by the artist

The seminal Kitchen Table Series by Carrie Mae Weems is widely recognized as a masterpiece of performance and story-telling within the photographic image. In this series, Weems uses a subtle vocabulary of props, gesture, and gaze to frame complex questions about identity, gender construction, representation, parenthood, and the nature of human relationships. Weems describes her intention of Kitchen Table Series as a personal view on the world around her, “I endeavored to intertwine themes as I have found them in–racial, sexual, and cultural identity and history–and presented them with overtones of humor and sadness, loss and redemption.” The nonlinear narrative and issues presented in Weems’ Kitchen Table Series remain as topical and thought-provoking today as when the images were first created in the early 1990s. Rendered in exquisite black-and-white, this silver gelatin print is hand-printed by Griffin Editions in New York City.

“This black and white photo comes from Weems’ “Kitchen Table Series” which portrayed Weems in various domestic scenes in which the artist performs various stories, creating a narrative about relationships, family, race, sex and society. The work is evocative, mysterious and dramatic. What more can one hope for in the art we live with?”
— Jim Hedges, The Huffington Post

This Master Print Edition purchase includes a subscription to Contact Sheet.

Carrie Mae Weems print – $1,000 * Very few prints left in stock!

Carrie Mae Weems Social Studies book – $75 (SAVE $30 with print purchase)


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Print & Book by 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Doug DuBois

Syracuse-based photographer and SU professor Doug DuBois was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography. In honor of Doug, we’d like to feature his beautiful limited edition print and signed book, two of the finest items in our online store. The print is available for $275 and the book for $45, or you can order them together for $300.

Doug DuBois has photographed his family for over twenty-five years, following the seasons of happy and sorrowful moments. His book …all the days and nights featuring this and sixty-one other images in the series, is the result of decades-long observation, during which DuBois’ family experienced many joyous occasions and devastating losses.

DuBois’ photographs are in the collection of major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY; SFMOMA in San Francisco, CA; J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. Exhibition venues include the J. Paul Getty Museum; The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, TX; New Langton Arts in San Francisco, CA; PARCO Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Voies Off in Arles, France, and more. DuBois has received fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The National Endowment for the Arts, SITE Santa Fe, Light Work, and the John Gutmann Foundation. His work has been published in DoubleTake, New York Times, The Telegraph (London), and Monopol (Berlin), among others.

Purchase a print here.
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Support Light Work's Mission

Dear friends,

Throughout the month of June we are attempting to raise a bold $20,000 to support future programming at Light Work. This will only be possible with your help!

A tax-deductible donation to Light Work is a great way to support emerging and under-recognized artists working in photography. As a donor, your contribution will go directly into our programming, which includes our world-renowned residencies, exhibitions, and publications, including Contact Sheet. Donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes.


To support our long-term planning with a gift larger than the options available on our website, please contact Director Hannah Frieser at 315.443.1300.

2012 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

Congratulations to the 2012 Light Work Artists-in-Residence, who were selected from an outstanding pool of hundreds of applicants! Thanks to all who applied.

Light Work is very pleased to host the following artists this year:

Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira
Aspen Mays
Shimon Attie
Justyna Badach
Claire Beckett
Michael Bühler-Rose
Raymond Meeks
Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman
Irina Rozovsky
Heidi Kumao
John Freyer
John Chervinsky
Brijesh Patel

Our renowned residency program features a $4,000 stipend, a free place to stay for the month, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facility, and generous staff support. Light Work was founded in 1973 as a non-profit, artist-run organization. We provide direct support to artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility, and other related projects.

We are now accepting AIR applications for 2013. There is no deadline to apply; applications are reviewed throughout the year. For details on our facility and the application instructions, click here.