Dannielle Bowman

May 2021

Dannielle Bowman uses photography to investigate the stories of people left out of historical narratives in order to complicate what we think we know. She recently won the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize and was a contributor to The New York Times Magazine‘s 1619 Project. Bowman received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2018. In addition to her photo practice, Bowman has taught photography at Parsons School of Design (New York City) and Wesleyan University. She is on the faculty of Hartford Art School (Hartford, CT) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Bowman lives and works in New York City.


While the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained our ability to physically host artists in Syracuse, Light Work has responded innovatively to offer continued support in the form of remote residencies. The remote residency experience support artists in developing their artistic practice from their home or designated studio space. In addition to the stipend, artists will benefit from technical, professional, and creative support, as well as the extraordinary freedom to determine their own residency’s shape and timing. Our AIR participants can use their month to pursue their projects: photographing, scanning, printing, editing for book projects, and working closely with our staff for feedback and conversation.