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Light Work is pleased to present “2017 Transmedia Photography Annual” exhibition, featuring photographs by seniors from the art photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Department of Transmedia. The exhibition will be on view in the Light Work Hallway Gallery from January 17 through March 3. 

Exhibiting students include: Michael Ellsenburg, Nicolle Glover, Lauren Harper, Lindsay Jones, Melanie Rose Judson, Connor Martin, Danny Peña, Devi Penny, Nicola Vincenzo Rinaldo, Kyra Lucas Semien, Jessica Sheldon, Victoria Valentine, and Leah Vallario. Heather Snider, executive director of San Francisco Camerawork, served as juror to select images for “Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention.” “Best of Show” went to Nicola Vincenzo Rinaldo, and “Honorable Mentions” went to Devi Penny, Kendra Ward, and Connor Martin.

"It was my pleasure to jury this varied selection of works and a have a window into a new era of creative young photographers," says Snider, who has more than 20 years of experience in the fine art photography field, having worked at several commercial photography galleries in San Francisco (Vision Gallery, Scott Nichols Gallery) and as an independent curator and arts writer for international photography publications.

Light Work is a nonprofit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media, located in the Menschel Media Center at 316 Waverly Ave. in Syracuse. Light Work’s close partnership with the Department of Transmedia provides art photography students with full access to Light Work's production facilities, lectures and workshops. Many students have worked with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and have become an integral source of the energy, passion and excitement that defines the organization. The Light Work staff and community congratulate all of the seniors on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures within the field of photography.