Presented by MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

Legacies of LIGHT: A Center for Creative Photography Livestream Event

Jan 18, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A group of people observe a photography exhibition at LIGHT Gallery

BD Vidibor, Robert Heinecken. Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona: LIGHT Gallery Archive. © BD Vidibor

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

214 East 21st Street, 1st floor, New York, NY 10010

Please note: The start time of this event was previously incorrectly listed as noon.


Join MFA Photography, Video and Related Media to view a livestream of a symposium taking place at the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography. The symposium will use the immense influence of LIGHT, a contemporary fine art photography gallery that operated in the 1970s and 1980s, as a starting point for a larger discussion about photography. The discussion will explore the trajectory of the photographic medium, photography's communities and institutions and the photography/art market in the United States. RSVP here.


LIGHT was the first gallery exclusively dedicated to the promotion, exhibition and sale of contemporary photographers' work, and supported a market for contemporary photography by treating the medium as a serious art form. The symposium combines invited presentations with panel discussions in which the story of how LIGHT was realized, the impact that it made on photography and what it means in today's field will be the subject of lively conversation.


The Center for Creative Photography is the premier research collection of American photographic fine art and archives, promoting creative inquiry, dialogue, and appreciation of photography’s enduring cultural influence.

Free and open to the public