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 Opened
September 1, 2020
Closes 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.


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

Exhibition in the

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..."
Focus Awards 11.13.2020
Programming 11.14.2020
Live Auction 11.15.2020
It’s a collector’s weekend! 
Starting on Friday Evening on November 13, 2020 at 7 PM we celebrate the Griffin's 14th Focus Awards by honoring Boston photography gallerist
Robert Klein with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Saturday November 14th will be filled with virtual lectures and artist talks.

Some examples are: 

W.M. Hunt, the great champion of photography as a collector, curator and consultant, will talk about how to collect photography, what to collect in photography and what he collects.
Barbara Hitchcock, former Director of Cultural Affairs for the Polaroid Corporation and former curator of the Polaroid Collection will have a one-on-one discussion with one of the photographers featured in our auction.

Drew Epstein will host a question and answer program called “Ask Me a Copyright Question.” Here’s your opportunity to get your
Save The Dates!        November 13-15, 2020        Join us for a special weekend of events!

gnawing copyright questions answered by a copyright expert. Drew is the president of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Board of Directors and a copyright attorney. He advises and represents many industry photographers.

We are readying other photography lectures featuring photographers in our auction. And more programs are being assembled now.

Live auction
11.15.2020 at 2 PM
Auction items viewable 2 weeks prior.

Over 70 prints spanning a wide spectrum of photographic genres will be available. Original photographs will be available from established photographic luminaries such as John Paul Caponigro, Barbara Crane, Elsa Dorfman, Jim Dow, Harold Feinstein, John Goodman, Cig Harvey, David Hilliard, Lou Jones, David Levinthal, Rania Matar, Arno Minkkinen, Olivia Parker, Vaughn Sills, Joyce Tenneson, George Tice, Bradford Washburn, William Wegman, Ernest Withers and so many more. Also available is a coveted and highly collectable complete set of “baseball” trading cards by Mike Mandel. A number of these cards are in major museum collections.

We are also pleased to introduce you to works from the next generation of creative artists, Keiko Hiromi, Jennifer McClure, Maggie Meiners, Aline Smithson and Sal Taylor Kydd among others.  
"As part of our “Tours of Duty” exhibition, the Griffin Museum of Photography is pleased to host David Pace in an Artist Talk and Virtual Book Signing...."

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.

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

  • In partnership with Maine Media Workshops, we open with the 2020 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture exhibition on October 1, 2020 in the Main Gallery.

  • Coming October 29, 2020 to the Griffin. “Tours of Duty.” Todd Bradley - War Stories I Never Heard, Binh Dahn - Military Foliage and One Week’s Dead, Suzanne Orton - Many Wars, David Pace and Stephen Wirtz - WIREPHOTO, Allison Stewart - Bug Out Bag: The Commodification of American Fear, D. Clarke Evans - Before They’re Gone: Portraits and Stories of World War II Veterans and William Betcher - Toy Soldiers.

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