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Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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March 2019

Reception: Tricia O’Neill – Martello Tower Project @ SOWA

March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free
Martello Tower

Martello Tower Project Tricia O'Neill October 2 – March 29, 2019 Reception: March 1, 2019 Statement Martello Towers dot the coast of Dublin and then more sporadically the coast of Ireland. They have been in my peripheral vision since we first started visiting our family in Dublin fifty years ago. Though they have been ever-present it is only in the last few years that I have come to know more about the history and intended use of the Martello Towers. After deciding to document these beautifully situated Read More »

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Gallery Tour with John Reuter

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free
Distorted face of woman in a bedroom

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. John Reuter was born in Chicago and raised in California and New York.  He attended undergraduate school at SUNY Geneseo and graduate school at the University of Iowa, receiving an Read More »

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Photography Atelier 30

March 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 5, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$595 – $645

Photography Atelier is a portfolio and project building course for emerging to advanced photographers taught by Meg Birnbaum and assistant Julie Williams-Krishnan. Participants engage in supportive critical discussions of each other’s work and leave with a better understanding of the fine art industry and with an ability to edit, talk about and sequence their own work.

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Reception: Atelier 29, Mother Series, & Myths

March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Join us for the reception for three shows: Photography Atelier 29 with various artists, Mother Series with Jennifer Georgescu, and Myths by Ralph Mercer. Reception will be followed by the Chervinsky Award and brief talk on March 10, 2019 6-6:15 PM.   © Darrell Roak Photography Atelier 29 - Tony Attardo, Carole Smith Berney, Becky Behar, Terry Bleser, Ann Boese, Dawn Colsia, Frank Curran, Tim H. Davis, Mark Farber, Dennis Geller, Sarah Gosselin, Janis Hersh, Tira Khan, Bruce Magnuson, Amy Pritchard, Astrid Reischwitz, Darrell Roak, Leann Shamash, Susan Swirsley, Amir Viskin and Jeanne Widmer. The Atelier is a course for intermediate and Read More »

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Topics in Photography: Sense of Place – 10 session course with Emily Belz

March 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$325 – $375

Sense of Place “Sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together.” – Rebecca Solnit What characteristics make up a place? What makes a place notable, special, mysterious, nostalgic—in short, a place a photographer feels compelled to photograph? In this course we will explore the topic of sense of place in photography in depth. Beginning with assignments that blend photographic techniques (composition; light; the frame) and genres (landscape; portraiture; interiors/exteriors), Read More »

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Topics in Photography: Sense of Place- Section II – 10 session course with Emily Belz

March 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - May 30, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$325 – $375

Sense of Place “Sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together.” – Rebecca Solnit What characteristics make up a place? What makes a place notable, special, mysterious, nostalgic—in short, a place a photographer feels compelled to photograph? In this course we will explore the topic of sense of place in photography in depth. Beginning with assignments that blend photographic techniques (composition; light; the frame) and genres (landscape; portraiture; interiors/exteriors), Read More »

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Critical Conversations with Parrish Dobson

March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$15

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 Parrish Dobson 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 Read More »

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Celebrate the Griffin 2019

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Celebrate the Griffin! Join us on March 29, 2019, for a celebration of a Winchester classic, the Griffin Museum of Photography! A wonderful gathering of friends, helping raise money for the amazing activities and exhibits at the museum. Buffet Supper Open Bar Silent Auction Music with Toni Lynn Washington "Boston-based blues singer Toni Lynn Washington recorded and released 'Blues at Midnight' for the Tone-Cool subsidiary of Rounder Records in 1995. Washington is considered Boston's 'queen of the blues,' where she has a long and Read More »

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April 2019

Gallery Talk: Craig Barber

April 11, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
Woman in a garden

Join us for a Gallery Talk with Craig Barber before the opening of Down Garden Paths. © Craig J. Barber, " Bob Harvesting Tomatoes" Working the Land – Craig J. Barber There are still those who continue a close relationship with the land and all it has to offer:  hunters, farmers, woodsmen, gardeners, foragers.  I want to recognize and honor these individuals and their commitment, in a series of portraits in their working environments. I have chosen to work with the tintype process for it’s feeling of timelessness Read More »

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Reception: Down Garden Paths, Flora, and 9th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition at Davis Orton Gallery and Griffin Museum

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Woman picking food in a garden

Join us for the reception for three shows: Down Garden Paths, Flora, and 9th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition at Davis Orton Gallery and Griffin Museum. There will be a gallery talk with Paula Riff and Craig Barber at 6:15 pm. © Vaugh Sills, "Jules Landry's Garden, St. James, Louisiana, 2005" Down Garden Paths: Craig J. Barber, Joan Lobis Brown, Jimmy Fike, Ivana Damien George, Emily Hamilton Laux, Marcy Palmer, Paula Riff, and Vaughn Sills https://griffinmuseum.org/show/down-garden-paths/ © Marcy Palmer, "Dancing Leaves", 24k gold Read More »

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Crosscurrents III – Mary Virginia Swanson: Finding Your Audience

April 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free

For NESOP FACULTY, ALUMNI and STUDENTS and GRIFFIN MEMBERS: FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS A CROSSCURRENTS LECTURE with MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON You’ve made the work, now what do you do with it? This seminar provides photographers interested in selling their personal work to collectors, licensing existing imagery as illustration or decor, or being commissioned to create new work for clients, with an overview on today’s diverse markets. Focusing on conducting effective research and employing targeted marketing strategies, Read More »

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THE LIFE OF A PROJECT: From Concept to Presentation – a Seminar with Mary Virginia Swanson

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$40 – $50

THE LIFE OF A PROJECT: From Concept to Presentation A seminar with Mary Virginia Swanson A fully researched, beautifully crafted and wisely presented project can deeply impact viewers far beyond the initial engagement, be it presented online, in print or on exhibition walls.  When an idea for a new project takes hold, artists would be wise to consider the long view of the tasks ahead at the beginning of this journey to maximize support for you and appreciation for your project. Read More »

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CANCELLED – Artist Talk and Book Signing: “Another Way of Looking at Love” with Janelle Lynch

April 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$7 – $12

Notice: This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please contact the museum if you need additional information.   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 Read More »

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Street Photography Course with Bill Franson – April-June 2019

April 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$450 – $500

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 Read More »

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May 2019

Critical Conversations with Fran Forman

May 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$15
Fran Forman by framed image

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 Read More »

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Artist Talk with Tony Schwartz: Mountain Gorillas Versus Pygmies in Uganda

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free – $7

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. 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, Read More »

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Curator’s Walk and Talk: Paula Tognarelli re Down Garden Paths (for Griffin Members Only)

May 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
Flowers on gold

Join Griffin Museum's Executive Director and Curator, Paula Tognarelli, as she gives a guided walk and talk around the show, Down Garden Paths. The show includes work by the artists Craig J. Barber, Joan Lobis Brown, Jimmy Fike, Ivana Damien George, Emily Hamilton Laux, Marcy Palmer, Paula Riff, and Vaughn Sills. This event is free and for Griffin members only. Please register below. Bio: Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible Read More »

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Portfolio Walk: Boston Camera Club

May 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free

Join us at the Griffin Museum of Photography for a Portfolio Walk designed to showcase the work of the Boston Camera Club Members. Each participant from the Boston Camera Club will showcase their work for the photographic community, the art community and the public. It is a great chance to meet Boston photographers, see (and maybe buy!) some compelling photography, as well as see the current exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Come join us for an evening of Read More »

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June 2019

Lecture: “The Photographer in the Garden” with Jamie Allen

June 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$15 – $20

From famous locations to the simplest home vegetable garden, from worlds imagined by artists to vintage family snapshots, The Photographer in the Garden (Aperture and George Eastman Museum, 2018) traces the garden’s rich history in photography and delights readers with spectacular images. At this talk, Jamie M. Allen, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum and author of the book's essay, will explore the relationships between photography, botanical images, and the Read More »

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Concept Aware® Workshop with J. Sybylla Smith 

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$225 – $250
This is a promo for Concept Aware. It features a woman in a mask, a belt fish, an abstracted figure, a woman leaning back, a woman in a red dress carrying a suitcase and a cloud replaces her head and lastly a man with a leather bag over his shoulder. He is shirtless.

Concept Aware® Workshop with J. Sybylla Smith  Griffin Museum of Photography June 8, 2019 from 10 am - 3 pm June 9, 2019 from 10 am - 2 pm Summary This two-day workshop focuses on eight specific practices within the creative process that take an idea and/or inspiration and develop it into a unique style, a project and ultimately a body of work. Learn the critical thinking skills that will strengthen your own personal visual language, increase your awareness of Read More »

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Creating Narratives: ZEKE magazine and the representation of Roma

June 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free

Are the inherent requirements of a “good photograph” at odds with the requirements to accurately portray history and creating a narrative of minority subcultures. This panel will begin with a presentation of images in the Roma & Traveller issue of ZEKE magazine and then look at how documentary photography can be used to either confirm or break down stereotypes of groups outside the majority culture A presentation and panel discussion with: Margareta Matache: Roma rights activist, director of the Roma Read More »

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Artist Talks: J. Felice Boucher and Richard Alan Cohen

June 13, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free

Join us as J. Felice Boucher and Richard Alan Cohen talk about their work - starting at 6:15 pm. Center of Quiet  by J. Felice Boucher © Felice Boucher - "Red"   Overboard by Richard Alan Cohen © Richard Alan Cohen from "Overboard"

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Reception: PhotoSynthesis XIV, Center of Quiet, and Overboard

June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
Girl holding green flowers

Join us for a reception for three shows: PhotoSynthesis XIV, Center of Quiet  by J. Felice Boucher and Overboard by Richard Alan Cohen. J. Felice Boucher and Richard Alan Cohen will talk about their work starting at 6:15 pm.

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Fresh Perspectives from RISD: Stephen Foster, Viktor Hübner, and Izabela Jurcewicz

June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free

Join us at the Griffin Museum of Photography to learn about three very fresh photography projects by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 2019 Photography M.F.A. graduates. Stephen Foster presents The Eyes Beneath the Oak: © Stephen Foster The Eyes Beneath the Oak, a multimedia project, features a collection of mixed media artworks that speak to, without defining, the American black experience.  These artworks bring to the foreground the deliberate and systematic exploitation of black bodies, especially pertaining to the Read More »

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The Creative Control of Natural Light with Ossian Lindholm

June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free

Taken from its Greek roots, the word "photography" literally means "Drawing with Light." One of the biggest challenges facing nature photographers is not only capturing natural light but how to use that light to convey our very personal experience of a place.  No two sunrises and sunsets are the same!  Because the most beautiful natural light usually behaves unpredictably, this "unique" light situation is also a perfect (and fleeting) opportunity to take mesmerizing and meaningful photographs. Since these precious moments of Read More »

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July 2019

Juror’s Gallery Walk/Talk: Julie Grahame

July 18, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
Portrait of Julie Grahame

Julie Grahame will give an informal jurors talk in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum on the 25th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition at 6:15 PM on July 18, 2019. Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, one of the ten best photo sites named by the British Journal of Photography and one of Life.com‘s top 20. She has represented the estate of Yousuf Karsh for licensing for 14 years. Grahame is an Read More »

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Reception: 25th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
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25th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition is on display in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum July 18 – September 1, 2019. The opening reception is July 18, 7-8:30 p.m. The opening reception is free to all. Juror Julie Grahame will be in attendance. A gallery talk by Julie Grahame will take place prior to the opening at 6 PM. Juror:  Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, one of the ten best photo Read More »

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Curator-in-Residence: Portfolio/Website Reviews with Julie Grahame

July 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$40
Portrait of Julie Grahame

The Griffin Museum of Photography is pleased to offer portfolio or website review sessions with Julie Grahame, juror of the 25th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition. The review with Ms. Grahame will be 20 minutes long and costs $40, and is available to Griffin Museum members on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up below. Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, one of the ten best photo sites named by the Read More »

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Griffin Members Day Celebration

July 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free

The Griffin Museum is having a day to celebrate its members! Celebration will include burgers and ice cream on the Winchester Rotary Terrace, yard games, and fun! This year, we will host a print swap (please bring a print no bigger than 8x12 to swap) and an open-mic photography story time (like The Moth Stories, but for photography. Let's call it The Griffin Stories). The Griffin Stories sign-ups are on a first-first served basis on the day. Start thinking of your Read More »

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Artist Talks: Bill Clark, Kristen Emack and Cheryl Clegg

July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free – $10

Join artists Bill Clark, Kristen Emack, and Cheryl Clegg 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 has been selected by Julie Grahame to be part of The 25th Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition. Come and learn more! Image © Bill Clark

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August 2019

Art in August

August 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - August 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Once again for the Winchester Art in August program the Griffin Museum is offering free admission to our galleries for the residents of Winchester, MA for the month of August 2019 beginning with an early August gala opening reception at the Griffin from 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Check out your local cultural institution. Proof of residency required for Free Admission. Does not include free admission to our programming. Check our website for our hours. The Winchester Artists' Network and the Winchester Cultural Council present Art in Read More »

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Artist Talks: Scott Nobles, Zoe Perry-Wood, and Gordon Saperia

August 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free – $10
two kids dressed in space shots among moon rocks

Join artists Scott Nobles, Zoe Perry-Wood, and Gordon Saperia as they share their photography and their journey into the world of fine art photography with us. All artists are Griffin Museum of Photography members and their work has been selected by Julie Grahame to be part of The 25th Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition. Come and learn more!   Image © Scott Nobles

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Introduction to Drone Photography & Videography

August 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$200 – $230

Do you want take your photography or videography to the next level or maybe you want to explore a new hobby or get ready for documenting your next vacation? Then, this Introduction to Drone Photography and Videography workshop is just for you! In this workshop, you will learn the basics to setting up a drone, intelligent flight features, aerial photography and shots as well as hands on experience where you will fly a drone. The entire workshop is taught by Certified Read More »

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Artist Talks: Andrew Janjigian, Janet Smith, and Brian Malloy

August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free – $10
Woman in dress swinging in a triangle

Join artists Andrew Janjigian, Janet Smith, and Brian Malloy 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 has been selected by Julie Grahame to be part of The 25th Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition. Come and learn more! Image © Andrew Janjigian

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Workshop: Macro Photography

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$125 – $140

James Collins will be the instructor for this beginner/intermediate session. This workshop will focus on the techniques and challenges of macro photography and include a lecture and outdoor practice. Topics will include: equipment review, composition, lighting, field work, & post-processing. After shooting, we will return to the classroom for review. This workshop is geared to photographers who understand the basics of shutter speed, aperture, ISO and shooting in manual or aperture priority mode. A tripod is recommended. Flash is also Read More »

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Free Fun Fridays

August 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States

Join us on August 30, 2019 for FREE Exhibition Tours, relaxing on our terrace, Frosty treats and more! Get creative and have some fun with our  a Sun Print station. Free Fun Friday sponsored by Highland Street Foundation. As a part of the Highland Street Foundation’s annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, visitors will have free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 30th to the Griffin Photography Museum, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. Tour the Griffin's three exciting exhibitions on view: The 25th Read More »

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September 2019

Reception: Photography Atelier 30, Janus Rising, and Miss Americana

September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
Sea weed

Reception for three shows: Photography Atelier 30, Various Artists September 5 – September 28, 2019 © Connie Lowell   Janus Rising, Sal Taylor Kydd © Sal Taylor Kydd   Miss Americana, Gordon Stettinius © Gordon Stettinius   Image © Betsey Henkels    

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Talk and Short Film Screening: Mary Engel, Director of Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive and Founder of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG)

September 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free – $8

Mary Engel, who is the Director of the Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive, and the Founder and President of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG),  will be at the Griffin on Monday September 9, 2019. She will share some personal stories about what it was like to be the daughter of Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel, photographers and filmmakers.  She will give a brief overview of their careers, and will discuss the beginnings of APAG and how the organization has  grown over Read More »

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Topics in Photography: Exploring Photographic Styles – 10 session course with Emily Belz

September 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$325 – $375

“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”—Elliott Erwitt This class is designed for students who want to explore and experience different types of photographic styles and subjects. Covering topics from landscape to portraiture to still life (and beyond!) students will be given weekly assignments and images will be critiqued in class. Class sessions will also include shooting exercises and lighting demos. Read More »

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Advanced Photography Critique

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Emily Belz holding a photography during a critique

“It is the job of artists to open doors and invite in prophesies, the unknown, the unfamiliar; it’s where their work comes from, although its arrival signals the beginning of the long disciplined process of making it their own”—Rebecca Solnit This class is designed for advanced photographers who have taken the Atelier at the Griffin multiple times (or its equivalent). Meeting approximately every other week, this critique-based class is for students who want to deepen their practice and are working on Read More »

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A SLICE OF BOSTON HISTORY: Susan Wilson talks about “Heaven, By Hotel Standards: The History of the Omni Parker House”

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$7 – $12

What do Harvey Parker, Mark Twain, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Dickens, Cybill Shepherd, Boston Cream Pie, French opera, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John and Jacqueline Kennedy, John Wilkes Booth, Ho Chi Minh, Willa Cather, Parker House Rolls, and Kevin Bacon all have in common? The iconic and historic Omni Parker House — the subject of photographer, author, and House Historian Susan Wilson’s fascinating slide lecture. The lecture will be followed by a book sale and signing of Susan’s newest book, Heaven, By Hotel Standards: Read More »

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Writing About Photography – 2-Session Workshop with Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$100 – $130
Woman looking at photograph and writing

Saturday, September 21, 2019 & Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 – 11:30am Class Limit: 12 Why write about photography?  Just as an image frames a visual viewpoint, analytic writing offers unique and enriching perspectives on what we see.  Learn to view and write about photography more critically in this two-day workshop with “What Will You Remember” editors Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy. Through guided observation, discussion, writing exercises, and one-on-one instructor critiques, you will begin to develop your voice for Read More »

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Cyanotype Workshop with Lindsey Beal – SOLD OUT!

September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$50 – $65

This event is SOLD OUT! Come celebrate the art of cyanotypes! We will have the cyanotype solution, you bring the 3-D objects, negatives and surface to print upon to make unique prints!  Using the magic of the sun, water and cyanotype chemistry, participants will learn to coat, expose and wash out their prints to take home, celebrating these beautiful blue prints.  Make sure to bring rubber gloves, clothing you don’t mind getting stained and a sense of experimentation. Lindsey Beal Read More »

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Photography Atelier 31 (12-classes, starting September 24 or September 25, 2019)

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - September 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$595 – $645
Students in critique mode

Photography Atelier is a portfolio and project building course for emerging to advanced photographers taught by Meg Birnbaum and her TA. Participants engage in supportive critical discussions of each other’s work and leave with a better understanding of the fine art industry and with an ability to edit, talk about and sequence their own work.

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Artist Talks: Katalina Simon, Jeff Larason, and Lee Cott

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free – $10

Join artists Katalina Simon, Jeff Larason, and Lee Cott, 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 Atelier 30 Exhibition. Come and learn more! Image © Lee Cott    

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October 2019

Camera & Vision: Begin to Create Photographs – 8-session course with Linda Haas (Fall 2019)

October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$240 – $290

Camera & Vision: Begin to Create Photographs - 8-session course with Linda Haas October 8-December 10, 2019 8 Weekly Sessions, Tuesday morning from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Meeting dates: October 8, 22, 29, November 5, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 Griffin Museum of Photography 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 Read More »

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Reception: The Arnold Newman Prize Awards, Sal Taylor Kydd, and Gordon Stettinius

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
Louie Palu, Arctic Passage

Join us for the reception for the Arnold Newman Prize Awards, "Janus Rising" by Sal Taylor Kydd, and "Miss Americana" by Gordon Stettinius  The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Thank you to our Read More »

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Curator-in-Residence: Elizabeth Avedon

October 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$50
A headshot of a woman staring at the camera. Her left hand holds the left of her face upward as she stares intensely to the camera.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is pleased to offer portfolio sessions with Curator-in-Residence, Elizabeth Avedon. The review with Ms. Avedon will be 20 minutes long and costs $50 and is available to Griffin Museum members on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up below. ELIZABETH AVEDON is a photography book and exhibition designer, independent curator and writer. She is a sought after consultant for photographers; editing, sequencing, and advising towards their exhibition, book, and portfolio projects. She serves as faculty Read More »

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Workshop: Self-Publish and Design Your Own Photo Book with Elizabeth Avedon

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$300 – $350

There is a rich history of self-published authors including Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King and Mark Twain. Now that artists are able to produce their own hardcover and softcover books online at a relatively low cost, self-publishing has become a popular alternative for photographers. This workshop will cover the basic principles of designing your own photography book. Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Elizabeth will demonstrate the bones of creating a successful photography book including: interior design decisions, editing, sequencing, Read More »

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Lecture and Book Signing: “Limitless Africans” by Mikael Owunna

October 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$8 – $12

'Limitless Africans' is a narrative photobook to be published in September 2019 by FotoEvidence documenting the narratives of over 30 LGBTQ African immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in 10 countries across North America and Europe. Published in the New York Times and captured by queer Nigerian-Swedish American photographer and Fulbright scholar, Mikael Owunna, the work provides an integrated look at precolonial African sexuality and contemporary queer African narratives to debunk the myth that it is 'un-African' to be gay. Join us at Read More »

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Monthly Mentoring and Critique Program with Vaughn Sills (October 2019-May 2020)

October 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$500 – $550
A woman with short hair wearing a scarf points at a photograph laying on a table. There is a grid of landscape photographs pinned to the back wall.

Sold Out! This mentoring and critique program is for photographers deeply engaged in their work and looking for a place to discuss their images and ideas in depth and define their goals and how to reach them. Participants will get to know each other and their colleagues’ work, critique new work at each meeting, and help each other make the most of their strengths in photography. The group will be led by Vaughn Sills, who has taught photographers at all Read More »

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Workshop: Achieving Stunning Photographs Creatively Using Natural Light

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$300 – $350

Join Argentinian nature photographer, teacher and documentary filmmaker Ossian Lindholm for an immersive workshop to learn and practice using natural light in your travel and nature photography. Ossian leads photo tours in South America and teaches photography courses throughout the year. About the workshop: Many nature photographers view light as one of the most important features of an exceptional image. An everyday landscape with an exquisite light is often a more memorable photo than a breathtaking landscape without the benefit of Read More »

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Artist Talk: Sal Taylor Kydd

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$8 – $12
A woman stands in front of a wall full of small frames. She smiles graciously and has her arms around her back.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is delighted to host Sal Taylor Kydd on this last day of her show, Janus Rising.  Sal will talk about her bodies of work and her journey as an artist. Join us! Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages from Manchester University in the UK and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College. Her fine art photographs have been exhibited throughout the country and internationally, including Barcelona, Portland, Read More »

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a test – just ignore

October 22, 2019 @ 1:06 am - October 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Gallery Talk: Susan Rosenberg Jones re Widow/er

October 24, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
A man sits in his living room, legs and arms crossed as he stares away from camera.

Widow/er Susan Rosenberg Jones October 24 – December 6, 2019 Reception October 24, 2019 7-8:30 PM Gallery Talk Susan Rosenberg Jones 6:15 PM Statement “There is nothing like the grief one experiences after a life partner passes away. When I lost my first husband in 2008, I searched for books and articles addressing this particular loss. I was looking for suggestions on coping techniques from others who’d been widowed. There wasn’t much. I remarried in 2012. After focusing on my Read More »

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Reception: Allowed to Grow Old; Widow/er; and 100 Years, Age of Beauty

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
A cow sits on hay.

Reception for three shows: Griffin Main Gallery Allowed to Grow Old, Isa Leshko   © Leshko, "Abe" Griffin Gallery Widow/er, Susan Rosenberg Jones Gallery Talk Susan Rosenberg Jones at 6:15 PM on October 24, 2019 © Susan Rosenberg Jones, "Clean Shaven"   Griffin Atelier Gallery 100 Years, Age of Beauty, Arianne Clément © Arianne Clément, "Marie - Berthe Paquette, 102 years old, Montreal, 2016"     Promo image © Isa Leshko, "Bessie, Holstein Cow, Age 20"

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November 2019

PARIS PHOTO 2019 with J. Sybylla Smith November 6-8, 2019. Pre-Planning Sessions on September 24 and October 22, 2019.

November 6, 2019 - November 8, 2019
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$550 – $650
A vertical photo, looking up towards the Eiffel Tower.

PARIS PHOTO 2019 with J. Sybylla Smith November 6-8, 2019 Explore Photography in Paris! $550 for Griffin members, $650 for non-members. Join independent curator and educator, J. Sybylla Smith, a Paris Photo veteran, on a guided experience of the world’s largest international photo fair. Paris Photo features 150-plus galleries, 30-plus publishers, the Aperture/Paris Photo PhotoBook Awards, Prismes, the large-format section, Platforms, a speaker series, and 300-plus book-signings. Planning is to key to enjoying the fair and will be a major Read More »

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Artist Talk and Book Signing: Isa Leshko

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$8 – $15
Portrait of a woman sitting on a wide ladder against a fence.

The Griffin Museum is pleased to offer this artist talk in conjunction with Isa Leshko's show, Allowed to Grow Old. Isa will talk about the process of creating this work and her trajectory as an artist. The book, Allowed to Grow Old, will be available for sale and Isa will sign copies after the talk. Isa Leshko is an artist whose work examines themes relating to animal rights, aging, and mortality. Isa’s images have been been published in The Atlantic, The Read More »

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December 2019

Paris Photo Review – with J. Sybylla Smith 

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$5 – $15
Black woman with hairpiece

Paris Photo Review - with J. Sybylla Smith Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Location: The Griffin Museum of Photography, Main Gallery Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm Cost: $10 (Griffin Museum Members) $15 (Non-Members) $5 (Full-time students) Paris Photo, in it’s 23rd year, has secured a reputation for being the leading international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium. Juried for the pertinence of their projects and their artistic diversity 190 exhibitors from 31 countries will participate. Host to an array of art book Read More »

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Gallery Talk: Image of Structure with Joshua Sariñana

December 12, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
A different view of the mysteries Strata building.

Join us for a Gallery Talk with Joshua Sariñana about his show, Image of Structure. Artist Statement The Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a monumental building, saturated with colors, that juts out in every direction. By capturing the structure in monochrome, I deconstructed this architectural work, flattened it, and transformed it into a graphical form. My aim is to pull the viewer into a surreal, disembodied space, without completely breaking from rational observation. This work was Read More »

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Reception: Winter Solstice 2019 Members’ Exhibition

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free
Child, horses and snowman in the winter

For the seventh year, The Griffin Museum is inviting all of its current members to exhibit in the Winter Solstice Exhibition. From across the world, artists will enter one piece to be on display for December 10, 2019 – January 3, 2020. Photographs will be presented in the Main Gallery of the Griffin and display a spectrum of genres and processes. The opening reception is Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 7-8:30 PM. Sales are encouraged and many artists have donated Read More »

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January 2020

Gallery Talk: Barbara Diener on “Phantom Power”

January 16 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
green lights on stairs

Phantom Power Barbara Diener January 9 – March 1, 2020 Reception January 16, 2020 7-8:30 PM Barbara Diener gallery talk at 6:15 on January 16, 2019 Artist Statement In my previous body of work, Sehnsucht, I photographed in small, rural towns that triggered childhood memories. During that process I met and became fascinated with a woman named Kathy. She owns the diner in her town and lives on her husband’s family farm, which is haunted by his ancestors. Her belief Read More »

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Reception: Four New Shows at The Griffin Museum!

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
Free
A water body with a hole.

Join us for the reception of four shows at The Griffin Museum: The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer Amani Willet Nearly West Walker Pickering Phantom Power Barbara Diener This is Bliss Jon Horvath Shows run: January 9 – March 1, 2020 Reception January 16, 2020 7-8:30 PM Barbara Diener gallery talk at 6:15 PM on January 16, 2020. See exhibitions page for more details.   Image © Walker Pickering

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Camera & Vision: Begin to Create Photographs – 8-session course with Linda Haas (Winter 2020)

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$240 – $290
camera controls

January 22-March 11, 2020 8 Weekly Sessions, Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Meeting dates: January, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 4, 11 Griffin Museum of Photography 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 Read More »

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March 2020

From Single Image to Sequence: Beginning A Photography Project with Emily Belz

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$325 – $375
Emily Belz holding a photography during a critique

“Thinking up a project and then making pictures that fit does not, in my experience, usually result in the best pictures. Most of the books I’ve published have started with just walking and photographing free of any plan.”                                     – Robert Adams For many photographers, the path from creating a single, compelling image to creating a series or body of work can be challenging to navigate. This class will work to demystify the process of beginning a photography project, and Read More »

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Photography Atelier 32 – Tuesday Evenings (12 sessions)

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$595 – $645
Students in critique mode

The Atelier class is held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 or Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 for 12 classes each. See dates below. Photography Atelier is a portfolio and project building course for emerging to advanced photographers taught by Meg Birnbaum and Susan Green as Teacher Assistant. Participants engage in supportive critical discussions of each other’s work and leave with a better understanding of the fine art industry and with an ability to edit, talk about and Read More »

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Photography Atelier 32 – Wednesday Mornings (12 sessions)

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$595 – $645
Students in critique mode

The Atelier class is held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 or Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 for 12 classes each. See dates below. Photography Atelier is a portfolio and project building course for emerging to advanced photographers taught by Meg Birnbaum and Amy Rindskopf as Teacher Assistant. Participants engage in supportive critical discussions of each other’s work and leave with a better understanding of the fine art industry and with an ability to edit, talk about and Read More »

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Cancelled – Meet and Greet: Crista Dix, Associate Director, The Griffin Museum of Photography

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free
Crista Dix

Come meet our new Associate Director, Crista Dix, all the way from the west coast! We will have an informal gathering, a bit of a Q&A, and a chance for the Griffin community to give Crista a warm welcome! Immediately following the meet and greet is the Atelier 31 Reception, so stay and celebrate great photography! BIO: Crista Dix is the new Associate Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography. She is also the Founder and Director of wall space Read More »

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Cancelled – Reception: New Shows at The Griffin Museum of Photography

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free
arm and hand holding hair

Join us for the opening reception for our four (4!) new shows at the Griffin Museum: Photography Atelier 31 Exhibition: Diana Cheren Nygren, Kathleen DeCarlo-Plano, Gabriel Garay, Cynthia Johnston, Sheryl Kalis, Naohiro Maeda, William Morse, Fern Nesson, Anne Piessens, Darrell Roak, Tony Schwartz and Jeanne Widmer Not Waving But Drowning, Michelle Rogers-Pritzl 10th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition, 30 Various Photographers Single Figure, David Marlin   Cover Image © Michelle Rogers-Pritzl

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Cancelled-Curator-in-Residence: Laura Noble

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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$50
portrait of a woman

The Griffin Museum of Photography is pleased to offer portfolio sessions with Curator-in-Residence, Laura Noble. The review with Ms. Noble will be 20 minutes long and costs $50 and is available to Griffin Museum members on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up below. Bio Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery (LANG) in London. She is also a curator and author of The Art of Collecting Photography, with primary essays in many monographs including Wall and Peace Read More »

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Cancelled-Laura Noble, Visiting Lecturer

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free – $7
portrait of a woman

Laura Noble will give her perspectives on working with women photographers in the UK and the specific strategies she has developed for promoting and giving women opportunities in a male dominated landscape. She has worked with graduates, artists that are early or mid-career as well as established artists. With the intake of students in the UK and Europe being approximately 85% female and only 15% of the industry is female, there is a huge disparity in representation, exposure and opportunity. Noble has Read More »

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Cancelled Reception and Artist Talk: The Vessels of Late Petroleum Age (at WinCam)

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Free
A vessel made of petroleum products

January 18 – April 16, 2020 March 19, 2020, 6:30-8:00 pm - Reception and Artist Talk Rick Wright practices photography as a malleable and sculptural medium. This Philadelphia photographer  inhabits the persona of a c. 4300 CE archaeologist: a scientist stumbling onto a cache of preserved vessels crafted out of an unknown synthetic material. This Dada series of catalogued “artifacts” explores how a future society might interpret contemporary plastic containers. The project is driven by Wright’s creative lens work; the Read More »

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April 2020

Cancelled-Street Photography Course with Bill Franson, Spring 2020

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
$450 – $500
Sign saying Beauty Way

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 Read More »

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June 2020

Opening Day | The Photoville FENCE in Winchester

June 20 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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Photoville FENCE

The Photoville FENCE is coming to Winchester from June 20, 2020 until September 27, 2020. Coming to see the Fence? Print out the map and artist locations before you come. This 8th edition of The Photoville FENCE in Winchester is unlike any past exhibition of this year-round public photography project, including the exhibitions we and others have presented on the fences of SoWA and around Boston over the years. This exhibition will take the form of Photo-Xs with a 10-foot diameter, Read More »

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