Professor Katherine Hubbard is among the recipients of the 2023 Light Work Artist Residencies. A total of thirteen artists working in photography and related media received residencies.
Each year, Light Work supports emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and related media with funding totaling more than $60,000. Each artist receives an honorarium, housing, unrestricted 24-hour access to a digital imaging lab, wet darkroom, a library of photo-related publications, as well as critical and technical support.
In addition to a financial award, Light Work AIRs benefit from technical, professional, and creative support, have space on-site to develop new work, and have extraordinary freedom to determine the shape and timing of their residency. Residency program participants can use their month to pursue their projects: photographing in the area, scanning or printing for a specific project or book, or experimenting with a new photographic technique. A special edition of “Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual” presents the work of each Artist-in-Residence with an accompanying commissioned essay. Each AIR also makes a donation of work that becomes a part of the Light Work Collection.
Light Work’s highly competitive residency program dates from 1976 and now receives nearly 1,000 applications annually. Artists who earn this distinction carry forward Light Work’s mission of providing direct artist support to artists working in photography and digital imaging.