Light Work Announces Grant Recipients
Light Work has announced that the recipients of the 40th Annual Light Work Grants in Photography are Trevor Clement, Sebastian Collett and Dan Wetmore. The Light Work Grants in Photography program is a part of Light Work’s ongoing effort to provide support and encouragement to artists working in photography. Established in 1975, it is one of the longest-running photography fellowship programs in the country. Each recipient receives a $2,000 award and has their work exhibited at Light Work and published in Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual. The judges for this year were Natasha Egan (executive director, Museum of Contemporary Photography), Taj Forer (co-founder, Daylight Books) and Paul Moakley (deputy photo editor, TIME).
Clement is a Syracuse, N.Y.-based visual artist, musician and performance artist. His photographic and visual art has been shown at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, the Spark Art Gallery in Syracuse and at the NoFound Photo Fair in Paris. Recent efforts have been focused on producing ‘zines and artist books, musical endeavors and the administrative maintenance of BADLANDS, an all-ages, DIY art and music space in Syracuse. Over the past seven years, Clement has performed in various hardcore-punk/noise groups across the greater eastern half of the country. The do-it-yourself ethic, the antisocial, violent and anti-capitalist character of noise and hardcore-punk music all play a major role in Clement’s thinking about visual art.
Collett is a photographer working in the U.S. and Berlin. He studied with Stephen Shore and Larry Fink at Bard College, and earned his M.F.A. from the Hartford Art School. His work has been exhibited at 25CPW Gallery in New York, Kominek Gallery in Berlin and is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Art Museum. He was recently awarded residencies at the Hambidge Center and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured in Fraction Magazine, Vice Magazine and is included in Mossless Magazine’s survey of documentary photography, “The United States, 2003-2013.”
Wetmore is a photographer operating between Pittsburgh and Syracuse. He received his B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 2013, and now works at a food cooperative to fund his photography practice. He has long brown hair and drives a Buick station wagon.
Light Work thanks Syracuse University, Robert B. Menschel and Vital Projects, The New York State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, CNY Arts, and the subscribers of Contact Sheet for their dedicated and ongoing support of our programs.
For more information, please contact Light Work at 315-443-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org