Sophie Barbasch

July 2021

Sophie Barbasch is a New York-based photographer. In her work, she explores structure and its dissolution within both public and intimate spheres. Barbasch earned her MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in art and art history from Brown University. In 2016 she received a Fulbright Fellowship in Photographic Research to work in Fortaleza, Brazil. Her residencies include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, MASS MoCA, and the NARS Foundation. Her work has appeared in Artsy, Hyperallergic, The Heavy Collective, Lens Culture, Musee, Slate France, Topic Stories, and Urbanautica, and she has written on photography for The Brooklyn Rail. Barbasch has exhibited internationally and recently had a solo show at Galerie Bohai in Hanover, Germany.

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.