Beyond the Frame

Beyond the Frame, a year-long cooperative lab organized by The Light Factory, aims to foster a creative community of women photographers. Participants will meet approximately once a month and have access to The Light Factory’s darkroom, digital printing lab, and lighting studio.

In addition, selected artists will have opportunities to attend workshops that occur throughout the year. Participants should be looking to develop new creative work over the course of the next calendar year. The Light Factory is seeking applicants willing to explore a variety of photographic processes and approaches with the goals of artistic growth and technical breadth in mind.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and reside within the greater Charlotte, North Carolina, metro region. They cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Selected artists should be committed to fostering a creative community and attending Beyond the Frame events throughout the year.

Selection Process:
Interested artists are invited to submit an application by September 29, 2017. Please email with a brief letter of interest and a PDF that includes:

  • Your name and contact information
  • A brief (no more than 500 words) essay detailing
    why you would like to participate and what
    you hope to gain from Beyond the Frame
  • A short bio or CV (no more than two pages)
  • Five to seven images of current work

Please include the above in one PDF sized at 5 MB or less.

Submissions will be juried by an outside panel of professionals. Artists will be notified by October 16 whether or not they have been selected to take part in the program.

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2017 TLF + UNCC Portfolio Review

Lynn Saville
Girl on the High Line, New York City

Lynn Saville
Lighted Windows, Madison Avenue, New York City

Lynn Saville will lead the first workshop offered to “Beyond the Frame” participants on December 2 and 3 focusing on night photography.

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This program is underwritten with a generous
grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.