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2019 Newhouse Photography Annual

March 18 – July 27, 2019
Light Work Hallway Gallery
Reception: Friday, March 22, 5-7pm

Best of Show: Maranie Staab
Honorable Mentions: Emily Elconin and Sam Lee

Light Work is pleased to present the 2019 Newhouse Photography Annual featuring work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Juried by Caroline Smith (Editor, Photography and Visuals at TOPIC), 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 18 – July 27, 2019. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

The exhibiting artists include: Michele Abercrombie, Zack Bolton, Emily Elconin, Zach Krahmer, Jordan Larson, Sam Lee, Levingston Lewis, Gavin Liddell, Todd Michalek, Ally Moreo, Skye Schumacher, Liam Sheehan, Jes Sheldon, Maranie Staab, Doug Steinman, and Romy Weidner.

Juror Caroline Smith awarded “Best of Show” to Maranie Staab. Reflecting on the selection Smith stated:

I selected an image by Staab—an arresting frozen moment in time that rewards the viewer’s deeper investment in the photograph. At first glance, merely a snapshot of children at play, the photo teases but ultimately withholds meaning, raising deeper questions as your eye flits from one child to the next. What kind of institution is this? What are the relationships of the children to each other? To themselves? Each child is captured in a different emotional and physical state, artfully composed in a dynamic interplay that allows the eye to wander over the tension-filled, ambiguous frame.

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.

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