As our new fiscal year began in June 2021, we want to communicate to you about the fiscal year we leave behind, you know, the year of the pandemic.

Did you know we hosted 126 programs from June 2020 to May 31, 2021 with a total of 6900 attendees? Did you know we had 11 exhibitions in the Main Gallery for the same period highlighting over 200 photographers in that gallery alone? 7 photographers in the Griffin gallery, 7 photographers in the Atelier Gallery, 5 photographers in the Founders Gallery, 5 photographers in the WinCam Gallery, 11 photographers in Lafayette Gallery and well over a 100 photographers in our virtual galleries.

We held virtual New England Portfolio Reviews over 3 days in August 2020, kicked off by a Keynote lecture by Cristina de Middel. Our event was in partnership with the Photographic Resource Center. We hosted 27 international reviewers and 88 photographers, 9 of which were student scholarship awardees. In November 2020 we hosted a Picture the Future auction accompanied by the FOCUS AWARDS Year 14 ceremony and a multi-day symposium. We hosted a Photobook symposium in May 2021 over a multi-day period. No employee lost a job and we utilized our contract workers. We hosted an army of 21 interns.

We prepared all year to bring the Photoville THE FENCE year 9 and PhotoSynthesis XVI to Winchester for another year this June 2021 in partnership with the Winchester Cultural District and Photoville. 

The John Chervinsky Scholarship of $3000 was awarded again for the 5th year. Tavon Taylor received the scholarship and also had an exhibition at the Griffin. We announced 7 finalists as well. The 6th year call for entry for the John Chervinsky opens on September 1, 2021. Prepare for your submission early by examining the application guidelines. The call will be held on Café this year. Tricia Capello, Bruce Myren and Connie and Jerry Rosenthal of Rfotofolio will be the jurors.

We received $50,000 in grants. We applied and received 2-PPP's as well which are not recorded as income but as loans on our balance sheet (until they are forgiven) per ruling of the IRS. One is forgiven and the second is in its beginning stages of the application forgiveness process. The PPP's are not included in our grant count.

We have been there for you as you are our reason to be. Can we count on you this year to participate in our programs, to attend our exhibitions, to volunteer, to join our membership and support our efforts? We know the answer is yes as you have been there all along. You are always welcomed here. Come All Aboard for another year!

Current Exhibitions

© Ralph Mercer, Griffin Award 2021

Ralph Mercer

Meg Birnbaum, Steven Edson, Danielle Goldstein, Leslie Jean-Bart, Nadine Levin, Olga Merrill, Ellen Royalty, JP Terlizzi, Donna Tramontozzi and Nina Weinberg Doran

Aline Smithson

This virtual exhibition will also run on a computer in the Main Gallery to accompany the Juried Show and will also be released on the Griffin's Instagram page.

Photographers included: Hannah Altman, Norman Aragones, K Linnea Backe, Gary Beeber, Sheri Lynn Behr, Debra Bilow, Diana Bloomfield, Edward Boches, Sally Bousquet, Annette LeMay Burke, Valerie Burke, Ken Cashon, Wen-Han Chang, Sally Chapman, Pamela Chipman, Gina Cholick, Gigi Chung, Jacob Clayton, Marcy Cohen, David Comora, Cathy Cone, Anne Connor, Matthew Conti, Donna Dangott, Susan DeLeo, L. Aviva Diamond, Laura Dodson, Barbara Dombach, Ellen Feldman, Diane Fenster, Kev Filmore, Fran Forman, Nicholas Gaffney, Beth Galton, Katie Golobic, Bill Gore, Paul Greenberg, Michal Greenboim, Marsha Guggenheim, Juliet Haas, Law Hamilton, William Hamlin, Dave Hanson, Nadia Haq, Pamela Heemskerk, Diane Hemingway, Keiko Hiromi, Emma Hopson, Evy Huppert, Jeannie Hutchins, Deborah


7 PM


Kaplan, Deborah Kidder, Sandra Klein, Karen Klinedinst, Eric Kunsman, Molly Lamb, Susan Lapides, Stephen Levin, Elizabeth Libert, Susan Lirakis, Rhonda Lashley Lopez, Joyce Lopez, Lawrence Manning, Shinya Masuda, Mahala Mazerov, Coco McCabe, Julie McCarthy, Jennifer McClure, Eric McCollum, Lisa McCord, Vicki McKenna, C.E. Morse, Nancy Nichols, Scott Offen, Denise Orlin, Rolando Palacio, Christos Palios, Marcy Palmer, Zoe Perry-Wood, Jaye Phillips, Wendy Ploger, Mary Quin, Suzanne Révy, Susan Rosenberg Jones, Claudia Ruiz Gustafson, Jacque Rupp, Elizabeth Ryan, Gail Samuelson, Daryl-Ann Saunders, Elliot Schildkrout, Charlotte Schmid-Maybach, Sarah Schorr, Paula Shur, John Slepian, Susan Swirsley, Jane Szabo, Martha Wakefield, Melanie Walker, Dawn Watson, Caren Winnall, Jane Yudelman, Sam Zalutsky and Hao Zhang.

photo top left © Jacob Clayton
photo below top © Judith Montminy
photo below bottom © Landry Major
photo below bottom © Meryl Meisler
photo below bottom © Lesley Jean-Bart
photo top right © Norm Borden
photo middle right © Sarah Schorr
photo bottom right © Kiyomi Yatsuhashi

Federica Armstrong, Jan Arrigo, Gary Beeber, Meg Birnbaum, Norm Borden, Sally Bousquet, Lora Brody, Joy Bush, Richard Alan Cohen, L. Aviva Diamond, Alex Djordjevic, Steven Edson, Miren Etcheverry, Kev Filmore, Jennifer Greenburg, Maureen Halderman, Carol Isaak, Leslie Jean-Bart, Roger Carl Johanson, Susan Lapides, Susan Lirakis, Joyce P. Lopez, Bruce Magnuson, Landry Major, Carol Mathieson, Meryl Meisler, Olga Merrill, Judith Montminy, Rita Nannini, Richard O’Neill, Jaye Phillips, Ann Rosen, Susan Rosenberg Jones, Russ Rowland, Sarah Schorr, Vicky Stromee, Neelakantan Sunder, Kiyomi Yatsuhashi and Dianne Yudelson.
The Griffin at
June 23 - August 29, 2021
Closing Reception
August 29, 2021 4 - 6 PM
In Gallery

May 31 - August 29, 2021

July 10 - August 29, 2021

Sept. 2 - October 1, 2021

4 PM Live in the Museum

Thursday, September 9, 2021 NOON - 1 PM, Bring your Brown Bag Lunch. We invite the local community to stop by for lunch while Lou Jones is at the museum.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7 PM - 8:15 PM, Live in museum Artist's Talk / Journey

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7 PM - 8:15 PM EST VIRTUAL ZOOM Artist's Talk /Journey

photos left © Lou Jones
with Arnika Dawkins

Thursday July 29, 2021
7:00 PM Eastern

August 12, 2021 7 PM Eastern

Join us for our monthly conversation bringing together four members of the Griffin community to share their work, ideas and creativity with a broader audience. We are thrilled to bring together these artists who have unique perspectives on creativity and the world they inhabit. 
Join us for a conversation between the artists of Spirit Focus on Indigenous Art, Artists and Issues about the exhibition and issues surrounding the intricate nature of indigenous identity.

Rescheduled date
Thursday Aug. 31, 2021
7:00 PM Eastern time

photo © Jeremy Dennis

This event features moderator Tailyr Irvine  and artists Jeremy Dennis, Shelley Niro, Kiliii Yuyan and more.
photo of John Chervinsky
© L. Barry Hetherington
Important Dates to Remember

The Griffin's 28th Juried Members' Exhibition Call for Entries begins in February 2022 for exhibit in July 2022. Iaritza Menjivar and Frances Jakubek are the jurors.

Winter Solstice members' exhibition December 2021. All Griffin members' open entry.

6 sessions on ZOOM
October 25 - November 29, 2021
from 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

You will be introduced to many of the amazing early female American photographers and will discuss the role of women photographers during this period within the context of the social, cultural, and technological times. See syllabus in event listing.
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.