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.
About Frank Armtrong:
I have been photographing for more than 50 years. For the first decade and a half, I worked as a photojournalist working for the University of Texas, Austin mostly supplying illustrations for various in-house and national publications. I began my teaching career at UTAustin and later in workshops throughout the southwestern US. Currently I teach both digital and analog photography at Clark University in Worcester, MA. In 1979, I was awarded the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship for a portfolio of central Texas social landscapes. Moving to the east coast in the early 1980’s, I continued to pursue my interest in the interaction between man and the landscape. For many years, I traveled once or twice a year to Big Bend National Park, and in 2001, my monograph, “ROCK, RIVER & THORN, The Big Bend of the Rio Grande” was published by Scotia-Waterous, Canada. I have exhibited widely across the US, and am represented in a number of permanent collections including the University of Texas at Austin, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Worcester Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, and Museum of Modern Art.