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Light Work is exhibiting “The Trouble with Flesh,” juried and curated by renowned photographer Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and featuring new work by M.F.A. candidates from the art photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The exhibition is on view Nov. 1-Dec. 16 in the Light Work Hallway Gallery, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse. A reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting students include: Courtney Asztalos, Adrianna Bianchi, Shouyu Stephen Chen, Evan Deuitch, Antone Dolezal, Rachel Fein-Smolinski, Michael Hicks, Todd Irwin Francis Lauther, Jacob Riddle, Fei Taishi, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Nydia Blas Williams and Luxin Zhang. Wolukau-Wanambwa served as curator and juror to select images for Best of Show and Honorable Mention. Best of Show went to Bianchi, and Honorable Mention went to D’Angelo Lovell Williams.

Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer, and editor of "The Great Leap Sideways." He has contributed essays to catalogues and monographs by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, and Paul Graham; written for Aperture magazine; and is a faculty member in the photography department at Purchase College, SUNY. Wolukau-Wanambwa participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in May 2015.

Light Work’s close partnership with the Department of Transmedia provides art photography students with full access to its 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 Light Work.