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Entries sought for 33rd Annual Light Work Grants in Photography
Entries sought for 33rd Annual Light Work Grants in PhotographyJanuary 29, 2007Jessica Heckmanjhheckma@syr.edu
Light Work is sponsoring its 33rd Annual Light Work Grants in Photography competition. This year, the grant amount has doubled — from $1,000 in past years to $2,000 per recipient. Light Work began offering grants to Central New York artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the region.
Three $2,000 grants will be awarded to photographers, critics or photo-historians who reside within an approximate 50-mile radius of Syracuse. The recipients of these grants are invited to display their work in a special exhibition at the Light Work Gallery, and their work will also be reproduced in Light Work’s award-winning publication, “Contact Sheet.”
Light Work is a nonprofit, artist-run photography organization and imaging center located in Syracuse. The organization is dedicated to helping artists who work in photography and related media, and supports artists from all over the world through its exhibitions, publications and artist-in-residence program.
All applications must be postmarked or delivered to Light Work by March 30. Applicants must reside in of one of the following Central New York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tioga or Tompkins.
Three judges, from outside the grant region, will review the applications. Their decisions are based solely on the strength of the candidate’s portfolio and completed application. Individuals who received this award prior to 2003 are eligible to reapply. Full-time students are not eligible for this competition. Grantees will be notified of the results by May 15.
Application forms are available at Light Work or online at http://www.lightwork.org/grants. For more information, contact Light Work at (315) 443-1300 or write to: Light Work, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244.