2015 Transmedia Photography Annual

January 12 – March 5, 2015
Jeffrey J. Hoone Gallery
Reception: Wed, Jan 28, 5-7pm

Best of Show: Joe Librandi-Cowan
Honorable Mentions: Ian Sherlock and James Tarbell

Light Work is pleased to announce the 2015 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition, featuring photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia within College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibition will be on view in the Jeffrey J. Hoone Gallery from January 12 through March 5, 2015. A reception on occasion of the 2015 Transmedia Photography Annual and Xaviera Simmons: Accumulations—on view in Light Work’s Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery—will take place on Wednesday, January 28 from 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served; the event is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting students include: Olivia Alonso Gough, Cade Austin Halkyard, Natasha Belikove, Uraina Bellamy, Morgan Edgecomb, Patrice Gonzales, Boying Huang, Joe Librandi-Cowan, Ian Sherlock, Molly Malone, Aimee Mercure, Anna Moulton, Max Orphanides, Izzy Owen, Matthew Pevear, Bridget Rogers, Christina Tainter, James Tarbell, Nancy Taylor, Kevin Tomczak, Carly Tumen, and Jermaine Williams, Jr.

Kate Barrett, Associate Photography Editor at Wallpaper* magazine, served as juror to select images for “Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention.” “Best of Show” went to Joe Librandi-Cowan, and “Honorable Mentions” went to Ian Sherlock and James Tarbell. According to Barrett:

There was a really high standard of photography from these students. It is great to see such diversity in their styles and subject matter. I selected Joe Librandi-Cowan’s portrait in a skatepark as the Best in Show. It’s a really strong, mature, portrait. Beautifully lit and composed, and of a standard I would commission in the magazine. I love how serene he looks, something you don’t often associate with teenagers.

I selected Ian Sherlock’s and James Tarbell for honorable mentions. They are both excellent images. The intensity of Ian Sherlock’s black and white portrait of a girl— who bears resemblance to Patti Smith—paired with an ambiguous location is really a strong combination. James Tarbell’s shot could have been taken forty years ago, or yesterday. There is a wonderful familiarity in the captured family scene, and playful color palette.

Light Work’s close partnership with the Department of Transmedia provides Art Photography students with full access to our production facilities, lectures, and workshops. Many students have worked with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers, and have become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that defines our organization. The Light Work staff and community congratulate all of the seniors on their accomplishments, and wish them the best in their bright futures within the field of Photography.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Photography emphasizes creativity, intellectual development, and the acquisition of skills to build professional, technical, and visual abilities within the broad and varied field of Photography. Art Photography students exhibit their work nationally; and establish careers working with museums, magazines, fashion, advertising, photo studios, art galleries, educational institutions, and other visual industries.


Kate Barrett has been Associate Photography Editor at Wallpaper* magazine in London, England for three years. Previously, she was with Webber Represents agency.