Whitney Hubbs Named Associate Director of Light Work

Light Work has the greatest pleasure in announcing that Whitney Hubbs will be our new associate director. Hubbs begins on August 16, 2022.  Hubbs joins Light Work from Alfred University in Western New York, where she served as associate professor of Photography in the School of Art and Design.  In addition to her administrative and curatorial work, Hubbs will manage the Light Work artist-in-residence program as well as a range of program initiatives. 

“The Board and Light Work’s staff are very excited to welcome Whitney,” said Dan Boardman, director of Light Work. “Whitney brings enormous enthusiasm for photography and deeply understands our mission to support emerging and underrepresented artists. Whitney’s leadership and substantive knowledge of photography will be an invaluable asset as the organization prepares to celebrate its fifty-year anniversary and works to imagine and realize the next fifty years of practice-centered support for artists working in photography and digital imaging.”

Hubbs noted, “I am honored and excited to join the Light Work team as the new associate director. Through this role, I will integrate my knowledge, experience, network, and commitment, alongside my new colleagues, to support Light Work’s mission. I look forward to getting to know and collaborating with local, national, and international communities that Light Work has supported for decades while building future collaborations with artists from all over the globe.” 

Whitney Hubbs was born in Los Angeles, CA, and lives in Syracuse, NY. Hubbs received her BFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts in 2005 and an MFA in Photography from University of California in Los Angeles in 2009.  She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in commercial galleries, artist-run spaces, non-profits, and institutions. These include Arturo Bandini (Los Angeles), California Museum of Photography (Riverside), Fahrenheit Madrid (Madrid, Spain), Karl Marx Studio (Paris, France), M+B Gallery (Los Angeles), No Gallery (New York City), P. Bibeau (New York City), Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh), Situations Gallery (New York City), and The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles). Public collections holding Hubbs’ work include the California Museum of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Hesse Press published her first book, Woman in Motion, in 2017 and she published her second book, Say So, with Self Publish Be Happy Editions in 2021. Publications featuring her work include Artforum, Bomb Magazine, Frieze, The New Yorker, and most recently in Charlotte Cotton’s seminal book, The Photograph as Contemporary Art. Hubbs is represented by M+B Gallery in Los Angeles and Situations Gallery in New York City.

Hubbs was an associate professor of Photography at Alfred University, Faculty Fellow with Image Text Ithaca’s MFA Program, and Visiting Critic and Lecturer at University of California in San Diego, University of Oregon, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Yale.