Light Work Fine Print Subscription Programme 2014

Limited edition prints by James Welling, John Chervinsky, Lucas Foglia, Irina Rozovsky and signed copies of Peter Mitchell’s Strangely Familiar are available through Light Work’s 2014 Subscription Programme. Running for over 40 years, Light Work is an artist-run, not-for-profit organisation, providing direct support to artists through residencies, publications, exhibitions, and a community-access digital lab facility. Every year the Subscription Programme includes four limited-edition prints, one signed book and a subscription to Contact Sheet, one of the longest-running photography magazines in the world. All of the proceeds go directly back to the supporting photographers.

In the past Light Work has produced prints from emerging and established artists, including Carrie Mae Weems, Dawoud Bey, Irina Rozovsky, Mark Steinmetz, Susan Worsham, Deana Lawson, Elijah Gowin, Ben Gest and many more. These are all still available to subscribers in addition to numerous limited-edition prints, signed books and Contact Sheet publications in the shop.

Those who decide to take up the Benefactor Offer will be able to expand their personal collection whilst supporting artists. The practitioners featured in this year’s Subscription Programme offer a variety of approaches to photography. James Welling explores the form of photography, playing with the core elements of the medium to create a distinct outcome. Throughout his career, Welling has experimented with Polaroids, silver gelatin prints, photograms and digital prints. Consequently, his practice is one that unpicks the relationship between representation and abstraction.

Peter Mitchell shoots images of Leeds, where he continues to live and work. He has been widely exhibited, collected, and written about since the 1970s. Strangely Familiar brings together his photography of Leeds and presents them in a monograph for the first time. The publication includes 47 colour images with an introduction from Martin Parr.

John Chervinsky has a slightly unusual background and is self-taught. Having spent 18 years running a particle accelerator at Harvard University, he has spent most of his life as an engineer working in the field of applied physics. In contrast, Lucas Foglia’s images examine the relationships between people, economy, and wilderness in rural America. And Irina Rozovsky’s project One to Nothing finds an Israel hidden from the news. Her works take the viewer “behind the scenes” into a place beyond politics.

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1. Irina Rozovsky, courtesy of Light Work.