Entries by Shane Lavalette

Nathan Lyons (1930-2016)

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Nathan Lyons. Nathan passed away last night in Rochester, NY at the age of 86. It’s difficult to sum up the life and contributions of a visionary like Nathan. He began many important conversations about the medium of photography at a […]

Call for Entries: 2016 Light Work Grants in Photography

Light Work is pleased to announce the 2016 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 […]

John Chervinsky (1961-2015)

“I am fascinated by the concept of time. I can measure it, account for it in an experiment in the lab, and live my life in it, but I still don’t know what it is, exactly.” — John Chervinsky We are saddened to share the news of the passing of photographer and friend John Chervinsky. […]

Light Work Receives 2016 NEA Art Works Grant

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year […]

Announcing the 2016 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

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 […]

Find Light Work at NY Art Book Fair and VSW Pub Fair 2015

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair 2015 MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 September 18-20, 2015 Find Light Work at Booth V02! Light Work is pleased to participate in this year’s NY Art Book Fair. Come visit our table for a selection of SIGNED photobooks and collectible, limited-edition prints by artists. […]

“Building a Sustainable Practice” with Creative Capital’s Ruby Lerner

The Syracuse Symposium, whose theme this year is “Networks,” gets underway with a presentation by one of the nation’s premier arts leaders. Ruby Lerner, president and executive director of Manhattan-based Creative Capital, will present Building a Sustainable Practice on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Watson Theatre of the Robert B. Menschel Media Center. […]

Tony Gleaton (1948-2015)

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of photographer Tony Gleaton. Tony passed peacefully in his sleep on August 14, 2015. Tony was a Light Work Artist-in-Residence in 1991, and since then his work has been featured in many of our exhibitions and publications. He returned to Syracuse countless […]

Snow Monkey: A Letter from David Levi Strauss to George Gittoes

2013 Light Work AIR George Gittoes recently shared a preview link for his upcoming project Snow Monkey, a film that looks at the politics, culture, and society of Afghanistan through the stories of ice cream boys wandering wandering the streets of Jalalabad. Poet, essayist, art and cultural critic David Levi Strauss wrote George a letter […]