Light Work/Community Darkrooms was very pleased to supply working space and time in our labs in support of Lida Suchy’s long-term project Voices of Diversity. Lida photographed over 100 members of the Syracuse Community Choir, an organization dedicated to fostering social inclusiveness. After shooting the portraits with her 8 x 10 camera, Lida first made contact prints in our black-and-white lab. She then scanned those prints and utilized the tools in our digital lab to output the images in different formats, from large-scale grids to single portraits.
Like the choir it celebrates, Lida’s work in the labs was inclusive, attracting the participation of several Syracuse University students as well as choir and community members. Many years in the making, the exhibition is a true celebration of Syracuse and its people.
Voice of Diversity
ArtRage, The Norton Putter Gallery
505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse
January 15 – February 14, 2009
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 2-7pm, Saturday, 12-4pm