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Light Work Lab Resumes Printing and Scanning Services for Artists Working in Photography
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Light Work Lab closed to the public in early March and moved classes, workshops and one-on-one training sessions entirely online. During the closure, lab staff and members worked remotely to imagine fresh ways to stay engaged and offer support to Light Work’s photography community.
Light Work is again offering its full line of services to artists, including printing, scanning and retouching. Visit www.lightwork.org/services for a complete list of service rates and stock papers. In addition, Light Work is extending all lab memberships that were valid when it closed its doors, as well as offering free service memberships for new and returning clients.
However, Light Work is not yet open for visitors to the facility for do-it-yourself printing and scanning. Though the number of new COVID-19 cases in Syracuse and across the state is low, Light Work is proceeding cautiously regarding a physical reopening of the Lab and exhibition spaces to the public and will wait for clearance from New York State and Syracuse University.
Over the period the lab was closed, the lab team instituted cleaning routines for the facility and enacted safety protocols such as protective partitions, social distancing signage, hand sanitizer stations and free distribution of masks to staff.
“We have spent the last month preparing and recalibrating, testing out new materials and implementing social distancing rules to make our space safer for our staff,” says Light Work lab manager Dan Boardman. “We are ready for your printing, scanning and retouching inquiries. It is very rewarding for us to work with artists from all around the world, and we are looking forward to helping you with your next project.”
Light Work, located in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center, is a nonprofit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media. Light Work is a member of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University (CMAC). For more information, visit www.lightwork.org, call 315.443.1300 or email email@example.com, and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.