Light Work is a non-profit, artist-run photography and digital imaging organization that has been supporting artists working in photography and related media since 1973. Located on the campus of Syracuse University, Light Work provides artist programs for the Community Darkrooms, a public access photography facility that is a principal unit within the Student Affairs Department at the university.
Light Work's mission is to provide direct support to artists working in the mediums of photography and digital imaging. Light Work provides services to artists and to the public through exhibitions, lectures, classes, artist residencies, publications, online computer projects, and other related projects. Light Work's programs are designed to serve artists and audiences by furthering a public discourse about contemporary photography locally, nationally, and internationally. Light Work's aim is to support artists in the production of new work and to provide a forum for artists from outside Light Work's geographic area to interact formally and informally with our local community.
Light Work gives support to
1) emerging artists producing new and important work; and
2) established artists who are not receiving public attention, or those who are not a part of photography's mainstream.