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Light Work, VPA's Department of Transmedia co-sponsor Women in Photography NYC lecture

April 01, 2011

Jessica H. Reed

The Department of Transmedia in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and Light Work have announced the Women in Photography NYC lecture on Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.

Amy Elkins and Cara Philips, founders of Women in Photography NYC (WIP), will talk about their Internet-based exhibition space for emerging and established artists. While WIP features the work of female photographers, the website is essential reading to anyone interested in contemporary photography. Since its founding, WIP has become one of the premiere sites for up-and-coming photographers to exhibit their work, as well as for more established photographers to reach a wide audience. Several photographers associated with Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program and the Department of Transmedia’s Colloquium lecture series, including Alessandra Sanguinetti, Kelli Connell, Talia Chetrit and Elinor Carucci, have been featured on the site. In the past year, WIP, in association with the Humble Arts Foundation, Lightside Photographics and Kodak, has established a $1,000 grant to emerging women photographers.

This event has been coordinated by Doug DuBois, associate professor of art photography in the Department of Transmedia. It is co-sponsored by Light Work, Syracuse University’s Division of Student Affairs Co-Curricular Funding, and the Department of Transmedia and Matrilineage, a student-run organization committed to promoting women in the arts.

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