Welcome Andy Baugnet, Lab Manager

Light Work/Community Darkrooms is pleased to introduce our newest employee, Andrew Baugnet, who joined the staff in July as Lab Manager.

Baugnet brings twenty five years of professional photography experience to the position, where he is responsible for managing all aspects of the lab facility. His responsibilities range from direct member assistance and interaction, to course and workshop design and planning, to staff and administrative management, and more.

During his career, Baugnet has produced a broad range of work varying from traditional landscape photographs, to photographic documentation projects for the Historic American Buildings Survey and Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) which is administered by the Library of Congress. His most recent project Picturing the Grange, an ongoing architectural documentation of Grange Halls throughout Upstate NY, has been acquired by the Plowline Images of Rural New York Collection at the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Baugnet is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Prior to joining Light Work, he held the position of master printer at Hank’s Photographic outside New York City. His work has been exhibited nationally, and is included in such collections as the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Historical Societies, among others. He studied under photographer Frank Gohlke who taught him the subtleties of black-and-white printing.

Stop by to meet him and learn more about Community Darkrooms!

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