National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $40,000 to Light Work to support Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program and the production of Contact Sheet: The Light Work […]
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Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 400 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim. The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to […]
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) recently announced the recipients and finalists of its 2016 Artists’ Fellowship Program, awarding a total of $647,000 to 98 artists (including five collaborations). Several of the artists honored in the discipline of Photography have been previously (and in some cases, currently!) supported by Light Work as either […]
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of dear friend, multi-faceted artist, and photographer Charles Gatewood. “Having friends like you is what it’s all about…,” wrote Charles Gatewood in 1976, upon reflection of his time in Syracuse as Light Work’s very first Artist-in-Residence. A self taught photographer, Gatewood led a wonderfully […]
On Wednesday, March 23rd, Ajamu (artist, archival activist, and the current Residency Unlimited / Visual AIDS Curatorial Resident) and Sur Rodney (Sur) (artist, archivist, and curator) will discuss the significance of Ajamu’s work and curatorial process, exploring the history and stakes in curating art and archives by artists of color in America and internationally. Hosted […]
Great Cause / Great Art We’re pleased to introduce our 2016 Subscription Program, offering you a variety of ways to grow your photography collection while supporting Light Work’s mission. This year, the subscription program features prints by Zanele Muholi from the Master Print Edition; prints by Paul D’Amato, Gregory Halpern, and Bill McDowell from the […]
Light Work is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Gifford Foundation. With support from this grant, we will create high-resolution images for over 4,000 prints and objects in The Light Work Collection and launch a new online platform for viewing and researching the archive. Our aim is to […]
From June 15 through July 15, 2015, Light Work Lab is undergoing renovation. Below is a letter from Light Work Lab Manager Walker Blackwell addressing many exciting changes, limited space closings during the renovation, and more. — Dear Light Work Lab Community, I’m writing you with some exciting news! Light Work Lab is undergoing a […]
The Light Work blog is excited to present this reflection by Susan Lipper, recent Guggenheim Fellow and 2004 Light Work Artist-in-Residence, on the work of Kristine Potter, 2014 Light Work Artist-in-Resident. Both graduates of the Yale Photography MFA program and women photographers working out West, it is a unique pleasure to read Lipper’s words on […]
Light Work would like to wish a hearty congratulations to our Light Work family members Susan Lipper, Arno Rafael Minkkinen & Stuart Rome on being named 2015 Guggenheim Fellows. The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation’s annual Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded to men and women who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability […]