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October Photo Chat Chat | Rohina Hoffman, Greg Jundanian and Eileen Powers (Online)
October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We are excited to start off fall with a new Photo Chat Chat!
Join us online in the Griffin Zoom Room on Thursday October 21st at 7pm Eastern
Our online Photo Chat Chat is a monthly conversation bringing together members of the Griffin community to share their work, ideas and creativity with a broader audience. We are thrilled to bring together these artists who have unique perspectives on creativity and the world they inhabit.
This event is FREE to Griffin Museum members. $10 for Non Members. Interested in Membership and its benefits? See more about what the Griffin offers here.
This month we are pleased to bring together three artists looking at the complexities of our unique interpretation of hair and how it defines us. Join us for a great conversation with Rohina Hoffman, Greg Jundanian and Eileen Powers.
opens in a new windowRohina Hoffman– Hair Stories
Rohina is a fine art photographer whose practice uses portraiture and the natural world to investigate themes of identity, home, women’s issues, and adolescence.
Born in India and raised in New Jersey, Rohina grew up in a family of doctors spanning three generations. While an undergraduate at Brown University, Rohina also studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design and she was a staff photographer for the Brown Daily Herald. A graduate of Brown University Medical School and resident at UCLA Medical Center, her training led to a career as a neurologist.
A skilled observer of her patients, Rohina was instilled with a deep and unique appreciation of the human experience. Her ability to forge the sacred trust between doctor and patient has been instrumental in fostering a parallel connection between photographer and subject.
Rohina published her first monograph Hair Stories with opens in a new window Damiani Editore (February 2019) accompanied by a solo exhibition at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. Her monograph, Hair Stories, is held in many public collections and university libraries.
Her photographs have been exhibited in juried group shows both nationally and internationally in venues such as The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Los Angeles Center for Photography, Photo LA, and A. Smith Gallery. She has received numerous awards and has been published in Marie Claire Italia, F-Stop Magazine, The Daily Beast, Lenscratch, opens in a new windowShots Magazine, and Edge of Humanity among others. She lives with her husband, three children and two golden retrievers in Los Angeles.
opens in a new windowGreg Jundanian – Present.
opens in a new windowGregory Jundanian focuses on portraiture with a concentration on community. He is currently organizing an archival project called opens in a new windowThe Armenians of Whitinsville as both a tribute to the community of his birth, and as a way to think about Armenian identity and genocide, i.e., the diaspora.
opens in a new windowEileen Powers – Can You Make Hair for Me?
Eileen Powers is an artist, photographer and writer working in portraiture, digital collage, typography, and performative self-portraiture. A professional communications designer, Eileen’s finds inspiration in the source material of her trade: advertising imagery, stock art, publicity photography and fashion.
After being treated for lymphoma from 2018–20, Eileen underwent a radical shift in identity. Her collaborative art project Can you make hair for me? and Can you make hair? Monochrome bodies of work are an exercise in self-plasticity and resurrection. By re-imagining personal loss, Eileen creates a place for possibility, experimentation and collaboration.
Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and in Europe, she is the author of a forthcoming collection of essays called Can you make hair for me?, and has been a featured guest on numerous podcasts. She hold an MFA from Lesley University, and studied photography at Maine Media College. And avid doodler, she studied children’s book illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and currently working on a children’s book, A Day at Litterbox Beach, featuring a feisty feline named Ms. Cheeze.
Eileen and Can you make hair for me? were the subject of a opens in a new windowBoston Globe feature:
“Acceptance has been crucial for Powers, who is uncomfortable with the notion of cancer being a battle.”—Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, May 19, 2021
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