Light Work Lab is a member-supported, community-access photography makerspace for individuals pursuing artistic projects.

Originally founded in 1972 as Community Darkroom, our artist-oriented space offers members a digital lab with the highest quality printing and scanning equipment, black-and-white darkroom, a lighting studio, and a lounge and library where artists from all over the world converge. Our facility has been used by over 400 of Light Work’s Artists-in-Residence, as well as countless members. Artists have printed for international exhibitions and collections, including Carrie Mae Weems, Dawoud Bey, Doug DuBois, Amy Elkins, Christian Patterson, Deborah Willis, Raymond Meeks, Zoe Strauss, John Gossage, and many more.

Our services include professional scanning and digital printing, as well as the area’s best educational opportunities. Our knowledgeable and creative staff are on duty to answer all your questions and help you make the most of our space in Central New York.

Services

Museum quality printing, scanning, and retouching at affordable prices.

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Membership

Access to a state-of-the-art facility, member discounts, and community.

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Education

Engage in conversations, develop ideas, and learn about photography.

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General Contact
lab@lightwork.org
315-443-2450

Services Contact
services@lightwork.org
315-443-5110

Lab Manager
Dan Boardman

dan@lightwork.org
315-443-1263

Fall/Spring Hours*
Mon – Thur: 10am-9pm

Fri: 10am-6pm

Sat & Sun: 1pm–9pm

Summer Hours*
Mon – Fri: 10am-5pm

Sat & Sun: 1pm–6pm

*Light Work closes at 5pm during Syracuse University Inter-Semester breaks. This includes Thanksgiving and Winter holiday sessions.

Review the SU Holiday Schedule for all holiday closings.