Light Work Presents 2018 Newhouse Photography Annual

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Light Work Presents 2018 Newhouse Photography Annual

Light Work is presenting the 2018 Newhouse Photography Annual, featuring work by photography students in the S.I.Newhouse School of Public Communications. Juried by Lauren Steel (visuals director, Verbatim Agency), the exhibition is a collection of more than 25 photographs by Newhouse School, multimedia photography and design department students. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today’s students are producing. Selected works will be on view in the Hallway Gallery at Light Work through July 27. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 29, from 5-7 p.m.

Light Work is located in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at 316 Waverly Ave. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Newhouse MPD student show at Light Work with Dean Lorraine Branham talking. Shuran Huange, Chase Guttman, Erika Sternard, Jes Sheldon, Coleen Cambier, Zach Krahmer, Todd Michalek, Bryan Cereijo, Josh Ives.

Exhibiting student photographers are: Marianne Barthélemy, Colleen Cambier, Bryan Cereijo,  Haoyu Deng, Kathleen Flynn, Shweta Gulati, Chase Guttman, Shuran Huang, Joshua Ives, Evan Jenkins,  Zachary Krahmer, Fiona Lenz,  Tingjun Long,  Claudia McCann, Todd Michalek, Moriah Ratner, Erika Sternard, Ashley Tucker, Austin Wallace and Cassie Zhang.

Steel awarded “Best of Show” to Barthélemy for “It was Spring.” Reflecting on the selection Steel stated: “The reason I chose this image/diptych is that the texture, color palette, lighting and composition all seemed to complement each other perfectly. It is a melancholy image that I feel is relatable in numerous situations. There is a yearning to know more, but then also the ability to make up your own story, which shows how complex this image is. I was impressed with the different approaches in the overall group of images from classic photojournalism through to fine art. It is always hard to pick a favorite when there are so many different genres to choose from, so for me personally, I chose the one I connected with most and that my eye kept going back to.”

Juror Bio

Lauren Steel is a founder and visuals director at The Verbatim Agency, which focuses on linking authentic storytellers with social impact initiatives. She works with an exclusive group of world-renowned photojournalists, many of whom have won numerous awards and recognitions, including World Press Photo,POYi, OPC and the Pulitzer Prize. She graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of science in photojournalism. After college, she began work at LIFE magazine as a photo and art assistant, expanded into photo research and worked on such special book projects as The New York Times best-seller “One Nation.” Steel also worked for Rolling Stone and ImageDirect before moving to Getty Images in 2003 as an entertainment assignment editor.


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