Call for Entries: 2013 Light Work Student Invitational

The 2013 Light Work Student Invitational exhibition will feature a selection of photographs by Syracuse University students selected by our guest juror Claire O’Neill (Editor, NPR’s The Picture Show). The selected images will be showcased on Light Work’s LCD screen from March – May 2013. 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.

For more information and to apply visit

* Note: This application is only open to current Syracuse University students. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013

Community Darkrooms Member Spotlight: Chris Trigaux

Community Darkrooms Member Spotlight

Chris Trigaux: Bookmaking at Community Darkrooms

Chris Trigaux is a third year art photography major at Syracuse University taking TRM 351, Advanced Transmedia Studio 3. When his class was assigned a project with a “ghost” theme, he took to the streets with his medium format camera and began making pictures with reflections in them. Chris has been interested in making books and creating an object so viewers can have a more intimate experience with his pictures. We caught up with Chris in the Community Darkrooms lounge, and this is what he had to say about his work: “I like to think of my work in a series and putting images in a book with the specific intention of placement interests me. I think of the book as a container of my images,” he explained. “I also enjoy the hands-on approach to creating a book as I spend a lot of time in front of a monitor.” This book is one-of-a-kind and Chris has plans to make more books as he pursues his interest in photography.

A closer look at his book entitled Exit Only can be seen at

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