It has been a hard year on many fronts. The photo world has carried on so bravely. Despite resilience, this week's losses in our industry of Clint Willour and Paula Riff have stunned us all. We were still tender from Nicholas Fedak II's passing in late December as well as David Pace's death in late October.

It is important to continue to speak the names of those who leave us. In doing so we keep their memories alive, for us and for those who rise behind us and into the far future.

Our hearts are broken. You made a difference in our world, dear friends. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.
On Brooklyn Ground it is
as if the ginkgo’s fan-shaped leaves are wafting as the overlays of color vary across the page.

Throughout Asia the ginkgo tree has great significance as a symbol of longevity and enlightenment. According to the Smithsonian Center for Learning, four ginkgo trees survived the blast at Hiroshima and are still growing today. An unrelated fact or one of Riff’s “subtle details that balances simplicity with rich complexity”?
- from the Griffin Museum's
Down Garden Paths exhibition catalog.
© Paula Riff, "On Brooklyn Ground"
John Brook

Jan. 9 - Feb. 14, 2021

November 6 – Feb 12, 2021

Davis Orton Gallery/
Griffin Museum

January 7 - March 26, 2021

Reception March 21, 2021

January 7 - Feb 14, 2021

Thomas Adams, Szari Lewis Bourque, Jean Gibran, David Herwaldt and Pat Nelson

February 14, 2021 4 PM, ET

photo above © Elizabeth Libert
February 28, 2021 4 PM EST Zoom

Harvey will show and discuss his photographs made over 45 years. He says, "I photograph situations, people and places I don’t know and need to learn about. Photography is the most meaningful thing I could ever do."

photo above © Vaughn Sills

This FREE program augments Sills' exhibition Inside Outside that is on view at the Kingston Gallery, SOWA from January 20 to February 28, 2021.

Melchor Quick Hall will use Vaughn’s photographs as a lens to talk about race and gender in our human relationship with gardens, farming, and the greater natural world.

Nancy Frumer Styron, responding to the photographs in Vaughn’s series Inside Outside, will discuss the many layers of loss and grief that many of us live with in this challenging time of the pandemic.

Vaughn Sills will show photographs from “Inside Outside” and describe her art practice — how she makes the images, and the meanings embedded in them.
February 20, 2021
4 PM - 5:15 PM ET Zoom

K. Melchor Quick Hall
Nancy Frumin Styron
Vaughn Sills in facilitated discussion on topics related to Vaughn Sills' work.

MortalityBeauty, Gender, Grieving, Race and the Planet's Crisis.
Photo of Melchor Quick Hall above is by
Heratch Ekmekjian, Heratch Photography Waltham, MA

February 25, 2021 7 PM, ET
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.

photo above © Victor Yanez-Lazcano
March Photo Chat Chat Vikesh Kapoor, Fazilat Soukhakian, Tokie Taylor and Victor Yanez-Lazcano
March 18, 2021 7 PM, ET

photo above © Sheri Lynn Behr

5 – 2.5 hour online live sessions

Evening offering on Zoom
Begins February 17, 2021
6:00 PM 3 seats

12 session course just sold out

Morning offering on Zoom
Begins March 4, 2021
10:00 AM - 1 PM

6 session course

Evening offering on Zoom
Begins February 24, 2021
6:00 PM

Evening offering on Zoom
Begins March 4, 2021
6:00 - 9 PM

9 session course

Evening offering on Zoom
Begins March 15, 2021
6:30 PM

8 session course

Evening offering on Zoom
Begins March 16, 2021
6:30 PM

6 sessions

Begins April 6, 2021
1 PM - 4 PM ET

© Peter Balentine

Julia Arstorp, Peter Balentine, Teresa Bleser, Sally Bousquet, Lisa Cassell-Arms, Diana Cheren Nygren, Edie Clifford, Sue D’Arcy Fuller, Anne Duncan, Amy Eilertsen, Marc Goldring, Sanford Gotlib, 

February 21, 2021 7 PM

Sandy Hill, Roselle McConnell, Judith Montminy, Bonnie Newman, Karyn Novakowski, Kathy DeCarlo-Plano, Angela Douglas-Ramsey, Diane Shohet, Jim Turner, Amir Viskin and Jeanne Widmer.
© Leslie Jean-Bart, Legacy Award 2020
CaFÉ CALL FOR ENTRY opens Feb 8th - March 21

Early Bird Entry Fee
with coupon

Prospectus on CaFÉ and on the Griffin's website

Arnika Dawkins is the owner of her eponymous fine art photography gallery established in Atlanta in 2012. The gallery shows work by talented emerging and mid-career artists with a specialization in showing fine art photography by African Americans and images of people from the African Diaspora. More

Her passion is connecting collectors to photography that is significant, inspiring, and provocative. As a fine art photographer and avid collector herself, she is a valuable resource to collectors and artists alike. She is passionate about the medium, having obtained a Master of Arts degree in Digital Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Arnika Dawkins recently just received the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 14th Annual Focus Award on November 17, 2020. Upon receiving her award, we asked her to jury our annual exhibition. And she said Yes!!!

Feb 20 - March 26, 2021

March 12, 2021 7 PM

Atelier Gallery
Feb 20 - March 26, 2021

March 23, 2021
photo right © Diane Cheren Nygren
photo below © Dennis Geller
The Griffin at
March 9 - June 9, 2021
Reception April 27, 2021 4PM

Feb 15 - April 18, 2021

Virtual Reception 2.27.2021 4 PM
image left © Tom Hill

Feb 15 - April 18, 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.