Call for Entries: 2015 Light Work Grants in Photography

2015 Light Work Grants in Photography
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Light Work is pleased to announce the 2015 Light Work Grants in Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the region. Three $2,000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside within an approximate 50-mile radius of Syracuse. Recipients are invited to display their work in a special exhibition at Light Work, and will have their work reproduced in Light Work’s award-winning publication, Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.

In its 40-year history, the grant program has supported more than 118 artists, some multiple times. With the help of the regional grant, many artists have been able to continue long-term projects, purchase equipment, frame photographs for exhibitions, promote their work, collaborate with others or otherwise continue their artistic goals.

All applicants must reside in of one of the following Central New York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tioga or Tompkins.

Three judges from outside the grant region will review the applications. Their decisions are based solely on the strength of the candidate’s portfolio and completed application. Individuals who received this award prior to 2010 are eligible to re-apply. Full-time students are not eligible.

Applicants should apply online at

Light Work is a nonprofit, artist-run photography organization and imaging center located in Syracuse, NY. The organization is dedicated to helping artists working in photography and related media, and supports artists from across the world through exhibitions, publications and artist-in-residence program.

Read more and browse past Light Work Grant recipients online at

To obtain further information or for any questions, contact Light Work at 315-443-1300 or