Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Pacifico Silano

Sep 12, 2017 - Shane Lavalette

Every year Light Work invites twelve artists to come to Syracuse, New york to devote one month to creative projects. Over 400 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program since its inception. The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work, and many of these artists form the basis for Light Work’s exhibitions program.

Featured here for the coming week are six recent Artists-in-Residence, including Morgan Ashcom, Rose Marie Cromwell, John Edmonds, Regine Petersen, Pacifico Silano, and Mila Teshaieva. Find more information about Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program, how to apply, and discover more past AIR at


Pacifico Silano is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture and the circulation of imagery. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Reviews of his work have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Artforum and The New York Times. He is a winner of the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize. He is a 2016 fellow in Photography with the New York Foundation for the Arts. A selection of his work will be included in the exhibition “Fantasy America” at The Warhol Museum in the Fall of 2018.