Light Work is an artist-run, non-profit photography and digital media center supporting artists since 1973. Within the facility at 316 Waverly Avenue, is the Community Darkroom, a state-of-the-art, affordable public access photography and digital imaging facility.
Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. Its mission is to provide direct support through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility, and other related projects to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging.
Light Work’s founding directors were Phil Block and Tom Bryan. The organization has been led by Jeffrey Hoone since 1982. Light Work is housed in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at Syracuse University.