Syracuse, New York

Jermaine Francis Artist Residency


Light Work / Autograph Artist-in-Residence

ABOUT THE residency

Artist Jermaine Francis is selected for the 2024 Autograph / Light Work artist residency, to support the development of his work.

Every year, Autograph teams up with Light Work in Syracuse, New York – a non-profit, artist-run organisation providing direct support to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography. Autograph selects an artist to go on a residency at Light Work’s studios to pursue their personal projects: an exhibition, publication, printing, or even just space to think. They are provided with travel expenses, a stipend for living and production, a private darkroom, an apartment, and 24-hour access to Light Work’s photo and computer lab facilities. The residency has been running annually since 1996.

about the artist

Jermaine Francis

Jermaine Francis is a London based Photographer/ Artist who’s practice works within the disciplines of Book, Gallery & editorial, primarily in the discourse of the Photo Document.His work explores the physical, psychological, negotiation of our space. He his associate Lecture at the Royal College Art, Central St martins school of Design, and Visiting Lecturer at London College Centre of Photography.

His work has been exhibited at the International Centre of Photography New York, The National Portrait Gallery London, Hetton Lawn at Haus Wien and Galeriepcp in Paris, Centre of British Photography London, The Saatchi Gallery, Pembrok JCR Gallery, Oxford Photo Festival and the Camden Arts Centre. Jermaine also co curated the group show ‘Notes on a Native Son, After Baldwin’ with Eamma Bowkett as part of this years 2023 edition of Peckham 24. Jermaine’s work has also appeared in monographs, The Art of Protest: Political Art and Activism edited by Francesca Gavin & Alain Beiber, ICP Concerned Global Images for Global Crisis edited by David Campany, & Photo No’s No’s published bv Aperture edited by Jason Fulford. He has also contributed writing,for a 1000 words, Photographic Magazine.

Jermaine has two books ‘Something that seems so familiar becomes distant’ was shortlisted for the Belfast Photo Festival, 2022, and Rhythms from the Metroplex, an investigation of non linear narratives and movement in the city and is exhibited as part of Civilisation How we Live now at the Saatchi Gallery.

His Film ‘A Post Industrial Dreamscape’ a video essay, was screened as part of Camden Arts Centre Public Knowledge Program for 2023. His current solo show ‘A Storied Ground’ is currently exhibiting at The Centre of British Photography, London.

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Banner image: Courtesy Jermaine Francis.

Images on page: Jermaine Francis, A Pleasant Land A Deferred History J, and Spectres of Samuel Johnson & Recognised Black Figures, 2023. © and courtesy the artist.