LIVE  online class using the Go-to-Meeting Platform
8-Session Course

The course will run from  6:30-8:00 pm EST
on Tuesdays from April 9 - May 28, 2019.
Experience Level: Open to all who are curious.
No prior experience in sound production or recording required.


This online course will teach you how to make a podcast piece. You will learn tangible skills to help you reach this objective - from recording, interviewing, storyboarding and editing to putting together a finished podcast piece of 3-5 minutes in length. The long-term goal of the course is to deepen your interest in and broaden your perspective on what storytelling can be, and to encourage you to explore the podcasting medium in whatever way most interests you. Sound, like photography, is a medium constrained to one of the human senses. But also like photography, its constraints can be used to create an experience for the listener that transcends hearing or sight. We will discuss the act of listening, explore multiple genres within podcasting, and collaborate on assignments. This course invites you to connect with sound and to wonder at how making podcasts might inform other work that you do.

Gabriel Ellison-Scowcroft is a radio producer and photojournalist from Quebec, Canada. After attending journalism school and working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for two years, Gabriel moved to the US to pursue a freelance journalism career. He has worked in radio news production, on multimedia investigative journalism projects and as a freelance producer and editor of podcasts. Gabriel is also a photographer whose work has been published internationally.  He is currently based out of San Diego, California.  
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The Griffin Museum of Photography is delighted to be able to bring you a LIVE online class using the 
Go-to-Meeting platform, 12-week course 
on the  History of Photography , taught by 

The course will run from 6:30-8:00 Eastern Standard Time  on Monday evenings from March 4 - May 20, 2019.  This course surveys the history and development of photography from the 1830s into the twenty-first century, examining new technologies and styles such as documentary, portrait, and landscape photography. The course unfolds chronologically and will consider the relationships between photography and other artistic media at every juncture.

 Rachel Boillot is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator based in Nashville, TN. She holds a BA in Sociology from Tufts University, a BFA in Photography from Tufts University/the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Her work has been funded by the Annenberg Foundation (Los Angeles, CA), the Riverview Foundation (Chattanooga, TN), the Tennessee Arts Commission (Nashville, TN), and the National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, D.C.). She was the recipient of the 2018 PhotoNOLA Review Award. Her monograph "Moon Shine: Photographs of the Cumberland Plateau" will be published by Daylight Books in April 2019. Her documentary film "In That Valley of Gold" will also be released at that time. Boillot currently teaches the History of Photography at  Belmont University. She recently joined the team at the Kentucky Documentary Photography Project.

One scholarship, named after Mathew Swartz, is available for this course. (Two were offered. One has been awarded already)  Send an email to and describe why you should attend this online class. Describe your interest and your need. The donor will review the submissions.
The Griffin's 25th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition
NOW through April 24, 2019.


We are very excited  to let you know that the Social Documentary Network (SDN), and their flagship magazine, ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary, are offering our members a substantial discount on both posting documentary exhibits to the SDN web platform and on receiving a subscription to ZEKE magazine. If you are not familiar with SDN and ZEKE, below is a quick summary.

SDN Website: Since 2008, the SDN website has featured more than 3,000 exhibits by more than 2,000 photographers from all parts of the world on hundreds of diverse themes.
ZEKE: The Magazine of Global  Documentary:This bi-annual magazine launched in 2015 presents visual stories on global themes in both print and digital formats with in-depth writing about the themes of the photography projects.
SDN is offering the following benefits to  Griffin Museum Members through and including May 31, 2019.
  • A 20% discount on posting an exhibit on the SDN web platform.
  • If a member creates a paid web gallery with 20 images or more (costing $13.60 with the 20% discount), they will receive a free one-year subscription to ZEKE magazine (a $19 value). Valid for US addresses only.
  • If you only want a discounted subscription to ZEKE magazine without posting an exhibit, you can receive a discounted one-year subscription for $15,  this is $4 off the standard price of $19.
Benefits for maintaining a gallery on the SDN website-paid or free trial.
  • Featured on the SDN website home page.*
  • Featured in our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter social media.*
  • Featured in our periodic Spotlight eNewsletter that goes to our list of 9,000 international contacts.*
  • All work submitted to SDN is considered for publication in ZEKE magazine.
  • Exhibits have a URL with the photographer's name that can be linked in the photographer's personal website and social media.
  • Photographers can link to their own social media handles directly from their SDN exhibit.
  • Photographers with a live exhibit on SDN can have a personal profile page. See this example:
  • The SDN website is visited by a broad range of photographers, photo editors, gallery and museum curators, and the general public.
  • Being part of a global community of documentary photographers.
* 80% of all submitted work is featured on the SDN homepage and in our social media and email. This figure may vary depending on the quantity of work being submitted to the webite.

To take advantage of this offer,  email the Griffin for details and we will confirm your membership status and provide further instructions.

March 3, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 PM
© John Reuter

Join artist John Reuter as he takes you on a personalized Gallery Tour on the closing day of his show "Shadows and Traces: The Photography of John Reuter."

This event is free to Griffin Museum members, and is included in the cost of museum entry on the day for non-members.
with Meg Birnbaum as teacher 
The Atelier 29  exhibition is scheduled in March in the Main Gallery. The Atelier 30 sign up
is now on our website and accepting class participants for morning (sold out) and evening classes
(1 seat available).

© Bill Franson

What is "street photography," what makes for a compelling "street" image, and how can we begin to define our own look and approach working in the street?  This course begins seeking to answer these questions by examining historical images, the photographers who made them, and the intellectual, cultural, and technical influences that affected the image-makers. These questions will continue to guide our investigation in the classroom and as we explore the streets in Winchester, Boston, and surrounding areas. Assignments are designed to stretch your vision, help you to design quickly within the frame, and push you beyond your comfort zone. 

  Discussion, open inquiry, and thoughtful critique are essential tools to growth in this course.

8 sessions at the Griffin Museum or on Location
April 29 6:30-9:30 pm - at Griffin
May 4 10:00 am - 1 pm - on Location
May 11 10:00 am - 1 pm - on Location
May 20 6:30 - 9:30 pm - at Griffin
June 3 6:30 - 9:30 pm - at Griffin
June 8 10 am - 1 pm - on Location
June 17 6:30 - 9:30 pm - at Griffin
June 24 6:30 - 9:30 pm - at Griffin

Limited to 10 students
Suitable for all level photographers
Mary Virginia Swanson is coming to Winchester
April 11, 2019 for the Down Garden Paths
opening reception.

On April 12, 2019 Mary Virginia Swanson will give a lecture for NESOP
students called

Overflow seats are available for  Griffin members
. April 12, 2019, Noon - 3:00 PM
Free for NESOP Students, NESOP Faculty, Alumni and for Griffin Museum Members while seats are available.

On April 13, 2019  Mary Virginia Swanson  
will give a  seminar called  
April 13, 2019 10 AM - 1 PM

On April 13, 2019 Mary Virginia Swanson will present  a program on her insights on 
April 13, 2019, 2 PM - 4 PM

Artist Talk and Book Signing:
April 28, 2019  4-5:30 PM
during the exhibition Down Garden Paths

© David Needleman

The Griffin Museum of Photography is delighted to host Janelle Lynch. She will share her project and book,  Another Way of Looking at Love   ( Radius Books , 2018 ).

In Another Way of Looking at Love, the landscape is explored as a metaphor for our yearning to be connected, while considering the personal, societal, and environmental consequences of disconnection. From 2015-2018, Janelle Lynch (born 1969) used the 8×10 camera to create natural still lives. Her process included placing the camera in unique vantage points in order to focus on details that visually create geometric formations of closure. The connective point, or nucleus, designed by the union became the artist's plane of focus. The nebulous area within the forms represents space for new realities or possibilities to be imagined. The work is informed by Lynch's immersion in perceptual drawing and painting, an important element to her photographic practice that has allowed for a deeper inquiry into the nature of seeing. The series' title derives from a quote by the philosopher Alain de Botton, who supports Dr. Amy Banks' neuroscientific research and Relational-Cultural Theory. Dr. Banks' theory posits that humans are biologically hardwired to connect and that our personal and cultural well-being depends on our connection with others and with nature. This three-year project reflects on the notion of a natural ideal, and the interconnectedness of all life forms.
May 8, 2019 6:30 - 9 PM

In art school, critiques are a frequent and important part of growth. But after school, artists often create in isolated environments and yearn for feedback on new work. The Griffin's critical conversations are safe, honest, and constructive opportunities to share work-in-progress with other photographers.

Bring your work in process to share with facilitator Fran Forman and other attendees, your questions and enough photographs to provide information for discussion with the group. The number of photographs you bring will vary depending on where you are with your project. 

 Some at the beginning of a new project may have only 5 photographs, but please bring no more than 10. This is not a traditional one-on-one portfolio review. Come prepared to state how you would like Fran and the group to direct their focus.
Artist Talk with Tony Schwartz
Join Griffin Museum member,  Tony Schwartz
  as he discusses his photography as it relates to ecotourism, gorillas, and the survival of an indigenous people in Uganda.

May 16, 2019 at 7 PM

© Tony Schwartz

In Africa, efforts to protect endangered animals frequently have negatively impacted people living traditional lifestyles in those areas. The Batwa Pygmies resided for millennia in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of southwestern Uganda, along with Mountain Gorillas.  In 1992, the government evicted them; the forest had been designated a World Heritage Site and national park, to protect highly endangered mountain gorillas, and gorilla ecotourism. While Mountain Gorillas have benefited from protection from poaching and forest destruction, since eviction the Ugandan government has not provided the Batwa reparation, jobs, housing assistance, or income from ecotourism. Thus, they suffered from high childhood mortality in the years after they left the forest, and although their situation has improved somewhat since then, they still are "ultra-poor," living on less than $0.80 per day.  One place in which the Batwa now live is Buhoma, a village at the park entrance. When I first met them in 2006, they were said to be happy with their new lives, but this was belied by their demeanor and living circumstances. I returned to Buhoma in December 2017 to interview and photograph them, and to trek to see the gorillas again, as well. Over two days the Batwa told me ancient stories, described and demonstrated their former forest life, and discussed their current status.

Photo of Tony Schwartz by Bob Eck
Before devoting himself fully to photography, Tony was an academic veterinary surgeon and immunologist.  He has been on the faculties of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Yale School of Medicine and, most recently, the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  There, he served as Professor and Chair of the Surgery Department and as an Associate Dean until retiring.  He resides in Boston, MA and Peru, VT.
As long as Tony can remember he has been involved in the visual arts.  This started with drawing and has included clay sculpture, oil painting and film photography.  Since 2003 his artistic passion has been photography, and since retirement from academia, he has focused on it exclusively, using digital capture and producing archival pigment prints.

Closing March 3, 2019
January 10 - March 3, 2019
© John Reuter

John Reuter was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1953. Raised in California until high school, he moved to New York and attended college in upstate New York at SUNY Geneseo. It was there that he began to study photography and art. He studied with photographer Michael Teres and painter and art historian Rosemary Teres. Together they inspired his early work, which took advantage of photographic process to transform the camera's reality into a more "mythic" reality. Reuter continued this work in graduate school at the University of Iowa in the late seventies. It was here that he began his SX-70 collages, which still inform his work today...  See more here.

"John Reuter is an artist. He makes photographs and videos, draws and paints, and yet he is perhaps most well-known as the individual behind the hands-on magic of the giant Polaroid 20x24 camera; a person who sets aside his own aesthetic and artistic practice in order to help his fellow artists realize on film what each envisions in his or her imagination. His creativity, technical abilities and generous spirit are gifts that he shares to insure their success." 
                                                                    - Barbara Hitchcock

Closing March 3, 2019
December 6 - March 3, 2019  
   © J. K. Lavin
Closing March 3, 2019
Self Reflection
December 6 - March 3, 2019

© Linda Troeller, Snowbird, Bloomington, Indiana 1976

© John Chen 
Abstraction Attraction  
November 29 - May 5, 2018
Reception and Gallery Talk May 5, 2019 4 - 6 PM

"Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes....Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas."

David Anderson, Jan Arrigo, Janine Autolitano, Gary Beeber,  Sheri Lynn Behr, Karen Bell, Patricia Bender, Edward Boches, Joy Bush,  Wen-Han Chang, John Chen, Richard Cohen, Benjamin Dimmitt, Alex Djordjevic, Nicholas Fedak II, Yoav Friedlander, Dennis Geller, Steve Gentile, Carole Glauber, Linda Grashoff, Elizabeth Greenberg, Aubrey Guthrie, Law Hamilton, Sandy Hill, Sue Anne Hodges, Carol Isaak, Leslie Jean-Bart, Cynthia Johnston, Amy Kanka Valadarsky, Marky Kauffmann, Robert Lanier, Stephen Levin, Joan Lobis Brown, Joni Lohr, Alina Marin-Bliach, Mahala Mazerov, Ralph Mercer, Judith Montminy, Robert Moran, Julianne Nash, Lisa Nebenzahl, Ruth Nelson, Erin Neve, Walter Oliver, Marcy Palmer, Madhugopal Rama, Katherine Richmond, Russ Rowland, Joshua Sariñana, Wendi Schneider, Tony Schwartz, Sara Silks, Leah Sobsey, Vicky Stromee, Neelakanantan Sunder, Donna Tramontozzi, David Underwood, Melanie Walker, Nicole White, Dianne Yudelson, Joanne Zeis and 
 Mike Zeis

Image on cover by Leah Sobsey
October 2 - March 29, 2019
Another Reception March 1, 2019 6-8 PM
Informal talk at reception
First Friday

© Tricia O'Neill, Red Rock. Sutton, Dublin

The towers were originally built in 1804-1805 to defend 
against a Napoleonic invasion by sea. Napoleon never 
came.... and the towers did in fact deter what seemed to be the inevitable. The Martello Towers were built closely together so as to function as signal towers. When standing at one 
you will surely see at least one other. In Dublin you 
will see one to the left and one to the right. There are more 
in other countries too, but Ireland is the filter through 
which I chose to document the towers. -TO
© Jackie Heitchue

February 7 - April 2, 2019 

I am a self-described wallflower, rooted in the private mysteries of home and family. My images are my story, as told by a mostly reliable narrator. The subjects I photograph are gathered from my immediate surroundings: my children, our beloved dog, household artifacts, and the natural world outside our door.  Individually, each image is a story in itself.  Taken as a whole, this work is a fable of motherhood, love, and the inevitability of loss. - JH

March 7 - June 2, 2019
Reception Sunday, March 10, 2019 4-6 PM

Down Garden Paths
April 11 - June 2, 2019
Reception April 11, 2019 7 PM
Gallery talk with Paula Riff April 11 at 6:15 PM

PhotoSynthesis XIV
June 11 - July 7, 2019
Reception June 13, 2019 7 PM
July 18 - September 1, 2019
Reception July 18, 2018 7 PM
Submissions open on February 24, 2019
Griffin Gallery
March 7 - June 2, 2019
Reception Sunday, March 10, 2019 4-6 PM
April 11 - June 2, 2019
Reception April 11, 2019 7 PM

J. Felice Boucher: Center of Quiet
June 11 - July 7, 2019
Reception June 13, 2019 7 PM
July 18 - September 1, 2019
Reception July 18, 2018 7 PM

March 7 - June 2, 2019
Reception Sunday, March 10, 2019 4-6 PM

April 11 - June 2, 2019
Reception April 11, 2019 7 PM

June 11 - July 7, 2019
Reception June 13, 2019 7 PM

Reception July 18, 2018 7 PM

Greater Boston Stage Company

April 2019

Steven Edson: County Fair
Summer 2019

Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy Produced Exhibition
Fall 2019

The Griffin @ SoWa

Lee Kilpatrick: Together
April 2019

Virtual Gallery 

William Glaser: My Father, the Cowboy Actor
March 4 - June 3, 2019

Critic's Pick 

Paul Szynol: Solitude of Travel
March 4 - June 3, 2019

Coming in June 2019
The Griffin Museum @ WinCAM
Winchester Community Access & Media
32 Swanton St, Winchester, MA 01890
Jamie Collins: Patio Life 

Closing March 3, 2019
The Gaspé Peninsula
December 3 - March 3, 2019

©  Linda Rutenberg
Closing March 3, 2019
elections from
December 3 - March 3, 2019

© C. J. Pressma
Cate Wnek 
December 3, 2018 - March 3, 2019

The Salty Years, Cate Wnek
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. 


Stacy Swiderski: Making the Switch from Retail to Commercial
Take it to the Next Level with Commercial Clients: Learn how to take your career from shooting family portraits and weddings to working for major commercial clients and brands. Branding consultant Stacy Swiderski will be sharing her expertise so that you can successfully transition your photography career and grow your brand from a retail focus to a commercial focus. Stacy will provide case studies, assignment ideas, and on-site critiques of select participants' websites, providing customized feedback relevant to all in attendance. Learn how you can expand your brand and build an exciting portfolio of relevant and sought-after commercial photography work. 

The seminar will be on Tuesday, February 26th, from 6:00-9PM at  NESOP  at 274 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453.  Light snacks and refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 7:00PM. The seminar will take place starting at 7:00PM and go through 9:00PM.

NESOP Students Free  
ASMP $8.00
Griffin Members (Partners) $10
Students $10
Non ASMP Members $20

The Fence 2018 comes to SoWa during the last week in March 2019, weather permitting and runs through Fall 2019

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