1817 Central Ave


The Light Factory

The Light Factory has been a Charlotte institution for over forty years; it’s one of only a handful of organizations nationwide that focuses solely on photography. While the organization went through some of the angst and financial challenges many non-profits have experienced in the past few years, it has a new life and renewed energy after moving to the Midwood Cultural Center in 2014. The Light Factory’s mission, simply, is to bring photographers together—to educate children and adults about the power of still photography and film through outreach, exhibitions and hands-on instruction. It is also a space to showcase both established and emerging photographers.

The Light Factory is thrilled to open their doors to the public so everyone can see the new space, including office space, two galleries and a new darkroom. “Wunderkabinett,” an exhibit exploring the micro world of insects will be available for viewing during the Maynia tour, and will close May 20. Exhibiting artists are Marcus DeSieno, Daniel Karido, Angela Franks Wells and Josh White. TLF is also excited to offer summer camps for grade, middle and high school students this summer; be sure and find out more when you visit.


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