Join us for a special evening with four members of the Griffin Community, showcasing a variety of styles and ideas.

Once a month we bring together four photographers to talk about their work, and inspire us all creatively. It promises to be a great conversation.

photo © Benjamin Dimmitt

September 9, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Anne Berry, Benjamin DimmittNeelakantan Sunder and Diane Yudelson all included in the 26th Annual Members Exhibition.

The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship seeks to recognize, encourage and reward photographers with the potential to create a body of work and sustain solo exhibitions. Awarded annually, the Scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award of $3,000, exhibition of their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a volume from John’s personal library of photography books.

Image above of John Chervinsky
© L. Barry Hetherington

Submission Portal Opens
September 1, 2020
through October 4, 2020
No Entry Fee
The Scholarship seeks to provide a watershed moment in the professional lives of emerging photographers, providing them with the support and encouragement necessary to develop, articulate and grow their own vision for photography.


image © Miren Etcheverry

4:00 - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)


9.5.2020 - 9.27.2020

Photography Atelier is a
12-session portfolio and project building course for emerging to advanced photographers offered through the Griffin Museum of Photography. Now in its 23rd year, the Atelier class 32 was led by photographer Meg Birnbaum with assistance from photographer Susan Green.

Kevin Belanger, Adrien Bisson, Simone Brogini, Lawrence Bruns, Julia Cluett, Edie Clifford, Miren Etcheverry, Michael Fager, Sarah Forbes, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Conrad Gees, Matthew R. Kaufman, Michael King, Shelby Meyerhoff, Maria Verrier and Jeanne Widmer

September 24, 2020
7 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time

Join artists Simone Brogini, Miren Etcheverry, and Conrad Gees, as they share their photography and their journey into the world of fine art photography with us. All three artists are Griffin Museum of Photography members and their work is included in the 
image © Simone Brogini (top)
image © Conrad Gees (bottom)
Nancy Baron
9.5.2020 - 10.23.2020

In good times and bad, our best friends are there for support, therapy, and unconditional love. Especially now–where would we be without our dogs? 
Rick Ashley
9.5.2020 - 10.23.2020

The ever present dogs in Rome have always found their way into my photographs, but in the last few years the dogs have become principle actors.
Learn the techniques you need to communicate with your camera and how to take strong, effective photographs in this beginner course. Different cameras (digital and traditional) will be addressed, and several practical demonstrations will be given in the classroom. Technical considerations will share time with explorations of photographic aesthetics.
with Linda Haas (On-line)

September 22, 2020 to
November 10, 2020

8 Weekly Sessions

Tuesday Afternoon
from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

The emphasis of this course is color photography, though black and white concerns will also be discussed. Students will need to have a camera with manual controls.
October has gone to the dogs! We are so excited to see exhibitions from Nancy Baron & Rick Ashley on the walls of the Griffin Museum.

On the walls of the Griffin Gallery is Nancy Baron’s Palm Springs Modern Dogs at Home, with Rick Ashley showing his series Cani di Roma in our Atelier Gallery.

Join us online for a special event, two photographers discussing their work celebrating the fabulous fur friends that surround us and give us joy.

Nancy's new book is available for sale.

Sunday, October 4, 2020
7 PM Eastern Time

Saturday, 10/24/2020 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Sunday, 10/25/2020 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EST)

Why write about photography? Just as an image frames a visual viewpoint, analytic writing offers context and perspective, influencing how we see. Learn to view and write about

2 Sessions (online)

October 24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

photography more critically in this online workshop with “What Will You Remember” editors Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy.

© Cecelia Paredes, "Both Worlds"
We are thrilled to have storied Chicago gallerist Martha Schneider with us for an online conversation featuring her survey of Latin American Photography and creative photography.

With over 30 years of experience, Martha Schneider has been dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography, representing artists from around the world,
featuring photographers from: Argentina, Guatemala, Africa, China, Germany, and among others.

Martha Schneider was born and raised in Entre Rios, Argentina, 1941. She attended Universidad de Buenos Aires, School of Liberal Arts where she majored in Journalism and minored in Art History. Martha moved to Chicago in 1964 with her husband, Jorge Schneider, where she later created Schneider Gallery in 1985. The Gallery, originally located in Highland Park, specialized in ceramics and jewelry.

October 22, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Several years later, Martha moved the Gallery to the River North Gallery District and shifted her focus to contemporary photography, specializing in Latin American photography. Schneider Gallery soon became one of the United States’ top photography galleries, and showcased international and national artists for over 30 years before closing in 2019.

Martha is currently operating from home as an art consultant, and continues to actively participate in the art scene as a juror, curator, lecturer, advisor, and portfolio reviewer.

Ryan Zoghlin extended to October 23, 2020
".....I’ve been sailing off the beaches of Lake Michigan. ... I’ve always loved the shore. As time has marched on, I’ve noticed the increase in plastics on the beach year after year."
Katalina Simon

The Griffin @ WinCAM

June 2 - September 27, 2020
"The Land Beyond the Forest is an ongoing series depicting a fading way of life in rural Transylvania. This mountainous and remote region of Eastern Europe is steeped in history and lore..."
Shelby Meyerhoff

September 28 -
November 5, 2020

"I start by painting on my own body, to transform myself into a new creature: a blue-ringed octopus, an owl, or a monarch butterfly. Then, alone in my studio, I set my camera on the tripod and pose..."
The Buy a Brick Program is back at the Griffin due to popular demand by our audience.

Once we have accumulated enough orders we will process a bulk order of engraved bricks to be placed into the Griffin's walkway that leads to the Winchester Rotary Terrace. There's plenty of room and we welcome your tribute inscriptions. 

  • We have closed our gallery in SoWa as well as our gallery in Stoneham in order to focus on keeping our public safe.

  • Check out our varied photo offerings on our Blog on our website.

  • We are preparing for a photography auction this Fall. A few examples of the work that will be featured in the auction will be work by photographers Shelby Lee Adams, Edie Bresler, Barbara Crane, Elsa Dorfman, Jim Dow, Harold Feinstein, Fran Forman, David Hilliard, David Levinthal, Lou Jones, Rania Matar, Olivia Parker, Victor Raphael, Aline Smithson, John Reuter, Vaughn Sills, Harvey Stein, Joyce Tenneson, George Tice, Ernest Withers, Bradford Washburn, Bill Wegman and more. Our sincere gratitude to the photographers and collectors who are supporting the Griffin Museum of Photography through this auction. A full list of auction items will be available soon.

  • Primary Source deinstall is coming on September 12, 2020. The online reception was a hit on the 23rd of August. This show has been on the wall since October 2019. It was a great run.

  • Look for our upcoming programming with photographers Brent Lewis, Brenton Hamilton, Sama Alshaibi, Rania Matar, Larry Fink, Mary Beth Meehan and Liz Deschenes.

We are opened. Appointments are necessary. No walk ins.