Call for Entries: The 9th Juried Annuale

Submission Deadline: February 24th.

The Light Factory is pleased to announce its 9th Juried Annuale, a photography competition that will showcase challenging and inventive new work from photographers and artists throughout the international photographic community. From traditional to digital, still and moving, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. This can include works that stretch the boundaries of the assumed definitions of photographic-based media. The exhibition will consist of 4-6 photographers, each of whom will be represented by 5-7 images [size permitting]. Click here for more information and to apply.















January 19 – April 7, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Curator: Jonell Logan

In religious mythology, Lilith is the first wife of Adam. Made of the same dust, she considered herself his equal. Confident and aware of her power, she chose to leave Adam instead of to subjugate herself to his will.

Regarded by some academics as the first feminist, the story of Lilith presents a new narrative to the better-known story of Adam and Eve. Like her story, this exhibition presents the works of women photographers Jodi Bieber, Guia Besana, Maxine Helfman, Allison Janae Hamilton, and Donna Cooper Hurt who use the camera to create new or alternative narratives regarding femininity, history, identity and power.

images by Guia Besana




Heightened Perspective / 2

November 18-January 6th

Opening Reception November 18 at 6:00 pm

Image of installation by Ethan Jackson

Annual Art Auction


October 22 -November 5


Opening Reception October 22 at 6:30 pm


Image by Shelley Calton “Casey” (with book, Concealed)



September 8 -October 14


Opening Reception September 8 at 6:30 pm


Image by Ashley Kauschinger

Members’ Show


July 14 -August 12


Opening Reception July 14 at 6:30 pm

“Total Immersion”

Sam Wang


May 27 – July 1


Artist Talk Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 pm


Marcus DeSieno, Daniel Kariko, Angela Franks Wells, Josh White


April 8 – May 13


Artist Talk & Opening Reception: April 9 at 5:30 pm

Poses and Projections: Portraits from the Davidson College Art Collection


February 12 – March 25

Opening Reception: February 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Diane Arbus
Two Friends at Home, NYC, 1965
Gelatin silver print, 14” x 11”
Davidson College Art Gallery Purchase
© Estate of Diane Arbus
Alen MacWeeney
Chimney Sweep and Children
Gift of Mr. James R. McNab, Jr.

Eyes Open Slowly

Constance Thalken


December 4 – January 29

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 2015,6:30 – 8:30 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, December 5th, 11:00 am


Eyes Open Slowly employs the prism of taxidermy to investigate the tangled and often paradoxical relationship between human and animal. The work speaks to the common nature of human life and animal life and how that commonality is manifested in our shared destiny of death.

Constance Thalken talks with Sarah Delia on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks.

Local Stories

Jerry Spagnoli


September 11 – October 23

Using an extreme wide-angle lens on a large-format film camera, Jerry Spagnoli has been expanding this series since 2007, inspired by the history paintings of The Louvre in Paris. Interested in a history of the world as represented by the stories of ordinary people, he has assumed an approach developed by 20th century historians who found value
in journals, court records and diaries, as contrasted with history written around “great men.”

Please join us for the opening reception September 11th, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30pm