The 2016 LightField Festival, Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real, features photography and mixed media presentations. The art and events explore, affirm, and question contemporary lens-based practices. With a focus on narrative works, the Festival highlights new and distinguished voices and sparks fresh insight into stories being told today. Along with an exhibition and installation, the Festival presents related screenings, discussions, and photography workshops for young people from Hudson's underserved neighborhoods. 

These workshops, led by faculty from the International Center of Photography, focus on visual literacy, self-portraiture, and empowerment through storytelling. The teens’ images will be featured in LightField Festival's exhibition as a way of highlighting voices from the community in the overall program.

The Festival's location in Hudson, New York, celebrates art in an American city rich in history and diversity. LightField Festival embraces Hudson's storied past and vibrant present while showcasing the work of artists who are crossing boundaries in practice, medium, and audience.

The Hudson Opera House is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM.

Opening Reception

Join us for an opening celebration at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, August 20 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and teen photography workshop participants, enjoy light refreshments, and experience the art!

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