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Arpita Shah at Lightwork

Arpita Shah at Lightwork

Posted on: 6th February 2023


Artist and Board Member of Street Level, Arpita Shah has work from ‘Nalini’ in Light Work’s 50th Anniversary exhibition on now at Everson Museum, Syracuse New York, featuring a selection of photographs from their permanent collection. 

Arpita was a participant in their 2019 International Residency Programme in Syracuse, with her residency co-sponsored by Autograph ABP. undertook It follows her residency there through Autograph ABP through which work was donated to their collection. 

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work’s 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work’s permanent collection over the past fifty years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more. 

Arpita also has launched a new publication to accompany work commissioned by GRAIN projects.  The Modern Muse portraits visually and conceptually explore the ever-shifting identities and representations of South Asian women. Copies available for sale here

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