Entries by Staff

Light Work Welcomes Summer Intern: Sydney Ellison

Addressing issues of equity and inclusion has been important to me since I began my formal education in photography. I have not always had the vocabulary to describe my concerns. I was a first-generation college student whose understanding of photography was primarily technical and I had yet to visit an art museum. Yet, I intrinsically […]

Light Work Receives Darryl Chappell Foundation Grant of $10,000

The Darryl Chappell Foundation has honored Light Work with a $10,000 grant. The award will support the residency of two lens-based artists from the African Diaspora. Artists-in-residence is selected through Light Work’s annual residency juror review process, with an anticipated announcement of all residents, including Darryl Chappell Foundation recipients, in late summer 2021. The Darryl […]

Light Work Announces 2021 Recipients of Grants in Photography

With enormous pleasure and pride, Light Work announces the 47th annual Light Work Grants in Photography. The 2021 recipients are Carla Liesching (Ithaca, Tompkins County), Jessica Magallanes Martinez (Syracuse, Onondaga County), and Paul Pearce (Mattydale, Onondaga County). Nidaa Aboulhosn (Ithaca, Tompkins County) and  Zaire Knight (Syracuse, Onondaga County) each received Honorable Mention recognitions. The Light […]

Six Light Work Artists-in-Residence and Urban Video Project Exhibiting Artists Among Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded two Light Work Artists-in-Residence and three former Urban Video Project (UVP) exhibiting artists 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships. The Guggenheim is one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for scholarly and artistic achievement, honoring individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. […]

We’re Hiring: Light Work Director

Director (Full-time) Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred Priority Deadline: May 15, 2021— APPY HERE This position will remain open until filled. However, we will give priority to applications received before May 15, 2021. — Housed in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at Syracuse University, Light Work is one of the country’s most respected […]

Photographs Reassembled: Jan McCullough

Jan McCullough is the recipient of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s( IMMA) Photography Residency Award which commenced January 2020, offering an opportunity to undertake two formal residencies: one at IMMA and the other in partnership with the internationally renowned Light Work in Syracuse, New York. The award included a third peripatetic residency supporting self-initiated […]

Art Keeps Nonprofits Going: Artsy Benefit Auction 2021

Let the bidding begin! Light Work is thrilled to participate in the Art Keeps Nonprofits Going: Artsy Benefit Auction 2021, an online initiative organized by Artsy to raise funds for non-profit partners during this challenging time. Light Work is pleased to feature three signed limited editions, archival fine prints by acclaimed photographers including Paul Mpagi […]

A New Chapter, A Warm Goodbye

Dear Light Work Community, Colleagues, and Friends, I’m writing today to let you know that I will be leaving my role as Director of Light Work in February in order to focus on the launch of Assembly—a new model and global platform supporting photographic artists. I am thrilled to be co-founding Assembly with Ashlyn Davis Burns […]

Call for Entries: 2021 Light Work Grants in Photography

Light Work is pleased to announce the 2021 Light Work Grants in Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the region. Three $3,000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside within an approximate 50-mile radius of Syracuse, N.Y. The recipients […]

Announcing the 2021 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

Each year, Light Work supports at least a dozen emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and related media with month-long residencies and a total of over $60,000 in support. In addition to being awarded an unrestricted stipend of $5,000, each artist receives access to technical and professional resources. While the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained […]