Best of Show: Marianne Barthélemy
Light Work is pleased to present the 2018 Newhouse Photography Annual featuring work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Juried by Lauren Steel (Visuals Director, Verbatim Agency), the exhibition is a collection of more than 25 photographs by Newhouse School, Multimedia Photography, and Design Department students. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today’s students are producing. Selected works will be on view in the Hallway Gallery at Light Work from March 20 – July 27, 2018. There will be an opening reception on March 29, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. Light Work is located in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center on the Syracuse University campus at 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments served.
Exhibiting student photographers: Marianne Barthélemy, Colleen Cambier, Bryan Cereijo, Haoyu Deng, Kathleen Flynn, Shweta Gulati, Chase Guttman, Shuran Huang, Joshua Ives, Evan Jenkins, Zachary Krahmer, Fiona Lenz, Tingjun Long, Claudia McCann, Todd Michalek, Moriah Ratner, Jessica Sheldon, Erika Sternard, Ashley Tucker, Austin Wallace, Cassie Zhang.
Juror Lauren Steel awarded “Best of Show” to Marianne Barthélemy for It was Spring. Reflecting on the selection Steel stated:
The reason I chose this image/diptych is that the texture, color palette, lighting, and composition all seemed to complement each other perfectly. It is a melancholy image that I feel is relatable in numerous situations. There is a yearning to know more but then also the ability to make up your own story, which shows how complex this image is. I was impressed with the different approaches in the overall group of images from classic Photojournalism through to Fine Art. It is always hard to pick a favorite when there are so many different genres to choose from so for me personally I chose the one I connected with most and that my eye kept going back to.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications students are a vital part of the photography community on the Syracuse University campus and the Light Work staff and community congratulate all of the students on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.
Newhouse Masters photography students learn to appreciate the rich heritage and practice of still photography as they explore and create in the quickly evolving world of multimedia storytelling.The Multimedia Photography and Design Department in the S.I. Newhouse School of Communication attracts students who are passionate about all kinds of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Newhouse provides the means to customize studies to meet each student’s interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, Newhouse students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion, and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via numerous distribution platforms from books, magazines, and newspapers to digital options, such as smartphones, tablets, the web, cable and broadcast channels, to film festivals and gallery exhibits.
Lauren Steel is a Founder and Visuals Director at The Verbatim Agency, which focuses on linking authentic storytellers with social impact initiatives. She works with an exclusive group of world-renowned photojournalists, many of whom have won numerous awards and recognitions including World Press Photo, POYi, OPC, and the Pulitzer Prize. Steel graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in photojournalism. After college she began work at LIFE magazine as a photo and art assistant, expanded into photo research, and worked on such special book projects as The New York Times best-seller, One Nation. Lauren also worked for Rolling Stone and ImageDirect before moving to Getty Images in 2003 as an entertainment assignment editor.