Happiest of New Years to You, Your Families and Friends.
2020 is coming to a close in a few days. As we reflect on this year, it surely was a challenge. We are thankful you have been there for us along the way and that we could be there for you.

We all acted quickly to figure out how to keep connected. While we missed a few beats here and there, it didn't last. We soon brought you safe exhibitions and programming too numerous to count right now. But you all know what we have accomplished in this pandemic, as you are there.

Even in these times though, we think big. Our village produced the New England Portfolio Reviews with the PRC and developed a virtual workflow to accommodate 82 reviewees and 26 reviewers from across the photo nation. It was a three day event with a Keynote lecturer and two full days of reviews accompanied by a catalog of all work by photographer participants.

Our village produced our first ever auction along with three days of programming all on Zoom or the internet. There were 80 photographs donated to be auctioned. During this auction gala we hosted our Focus Awards and presented awards to gallerists Robert Klein and Arnika Dawkins.

Again our village brought the Fence to Winchester (with our presenting partners) in June as an installation of 15 individual photo units positioned throughout the town to showcase the Winchester Cultural District. The students of PhotoSynthesis were also showcased on the Fence. We created street lightpole banners announcing THE FENCE to those arriving into the town. Our village added QR codes to all the installs so that visitors could learn more about the photographers and their topical subjects.

As a safe outdoor recreational activity, visitors attended and got to know the exhibiting Fence photographers and the Town of Winchester. The night lit installs added to the experience of viewing THE FENCE as they became solitary monuments against the night sky

With gratitude,

Paula Tognarelli
Griffin Museum of Photography
Executive Director and Curator
© Rebecca Sexton Larson
January Photo Chat Chat: Amy Herman, Jeff Larason, Rebecca Sexton Larson and EE McCollum

We don't chit chat.
We Photo Chat Chat.

January 7, 2021
Featured image above:
Weegee, “Their First Murder,” 1941,
© International Center of Photography

Jason Tannen is a photographer, gallery curator, and educator.

From 1998 to 2014, he directed the University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico, where he also taught the History of Photography and Film Studies. Prior moving to Chico, he directed the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, and before that he was Visual Arts Coordinator at Sushi Performance and Visual Art in San Diego.

He received his MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.

In today’s world, with a plethora of cameras, cellphones, laptops, and tablets, it’s remarkable if any activity, noteworthy or not, fails to be recorded and posted on social media.

In the 1930s and 40s however, this ability to capture the highs and lows of human existence was distilled into one notable character: Weegee.

Weegee was the alias for Arthur Fellig (1899–1968). He was the archetypal news photographer of the twentieth century. From the mid– 1930s through the 1940s, his photographs offered gritty tales from the urban jungle to readers of the New York City tabloids.

Weegee condensed whole lives into a single picture, from the grievous to joyous, printed on the fly for the next day’s edition. He was the quintessential hard–boiled, cigar smoking, flashgun–popping character we’ve come to know from numerous pulp fiction and movie story lines. His nightly beat covered fires, automobile crashes, gangland murders, and so much more.
an evening and morning offering on Zoom

with Sue Anne Hodges
Begins January 13, 2021
Link to Morning class Sold Out
Link to Evening class

We offer an interactive online evening class (via Zoom) regarding portfolio development and marketing.

an evening and morning offering on Zoom

with Molly Lamb
Begins March 2 and 4, 2021
Link to Morning class
Link to Evening class

John Brook

Jan. 9 - Feb. 14, 2021
Cliché Verre
Patricia Bender

Atelier Gallery
Feb 20 - March 26, 2021

We present the photographers of the Griffin's Winter Solstice Members’ Exhibition 2020 below.

Deb Arsenault, Peter Balentine, Gary Beeber, Becky Behar, Diane Bennett, Barry Berman, David Berman,William Betcher, Meg Birnbaum, Judy Brown, Valerie Burke, Joy Bush, Lisa Cassell – Arms, Sally Chapman, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Diana Cheren-Nygren, Bill Clark, Cynthia Clark, Cheryl Clegg, Byron Clemence, Cathy Cone, Anne Converse, Lee Cott, Barbara Crane, Heidi Davis, Parrish Dobson, Sean Du, Yorgos Efthymiadis, Miren Etcheverry, Kev Filmore, Dennis Geller, Stephan Goldstein, Kay Goodman, Marsha Guggenheim, Nicola Hackl-Haslinger, Law Hamilton, Kathryn Hart, Sandy Hill, Karen Hosking, Nancy Hurley, Thomas Jansen, Leslie Jean-Bart, Doug Johnson, Marcy Juran, Stefanie Klavens, Karen Klindinst, Janice Koskey, Susan Lapides,
Closes 4 PM, January 5, 2021
Rhonda Lashley-Lopez, Rusty Leffel, Stephen Levin, Susan Lirakis, Jurgen Lobert, Sheila Mahaney, James Mahoney, Charles Maniaci, Dan McCormick, Yvette Meltzer, Ralph Mercer, Olga Merrill, Sally Naish, Bonnie Newman, Dale Niles, Steven Parisi-Gentile, Jaye Phillips, Ric Pontes, Robin Radin, Robert Reasenberg, JoanRobbio, Susan Rosenberg-Jones, Gordon Saperia, Sharon Schindler, Tony Schwartz, Patricia Scialio, Lisa Paulette Silberman, Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano, Dennis Stein, Eleanor Steinalder, Betty Stone, Vicky Stromee, Frank Tadley, JP Terlizzi, Stephanie Timmerman, Donna Tramontozzi, Jane Craig Walker, Guy Washburn, Dawn Watson, Jeanne Widmer, Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Julie Williams-Krishnan and Holly Worthington.

November 6 – Feb 12, 2021

October 28 – Jan 6, 2021

October 28 – Jan 6, 2021

October 28 – Jan 6, 2021

January 7 - Feb 14, 2021

Views Removed Artist Books
Dana Fritz

January 7 – Feb 14, 2021
The Griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art.

As an institution, we are committed to insuring that our mindset, our practice, our outreach, our programming and our exhibitions set a framework with priorities for building programs and exhibitions that consider diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion through our mission that is centered around the photograph.