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  • Lori Grinker

    Assistant Professor of Journalism and Design


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    Lori Grinker


    Lori Grinker, is an award-winning photographer, transmedia artist, educator and filmmaker exploring themes of memory, identity, history, and home. She began her career as a photographer in the 1980s while a student at Parsons School of Design, where she studied with Berenice Abbott, George Tice, and Lisette Model. In 1981, Inside Sports published her photo-essay about a young boxer as its cover story. While working on that project, she met another young boxer, fourteen-year-old Mike Tyson, whom she documented for the next decade. Since then, her social-humanistic work has taken her to over 60 countries and has been published in major magazines around the world.

    Author of three books, MIKE TYSON (Powerhouse Books, September 2022), Afterwar; Veterans from a World in Conflict (de.MO, 2005); The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (Jewish Publication Society, 1989). A multimedia memoir, Six Days from Forty, exploring the history of AIDS, gay rights and sexual identity is in progress. Her latest work, All the Little Things, explores memory, loss and love. A documentary film is also in progress.

    Her work has garnered many awards, including the 2022 Bob and Diane Fund grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, Awesome Foundation Grant; New York Foundation for the Arts Grant; W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship; Ernst Haas Award; Open Society Community Engagement Grant; Hasselblad Foundation Grant; Center (Santa Fe) Project Grant; World Press Foundation First Prize; Ochberg Fellow of the Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma.

    She has exhibited in solo, and group exhibits most recently at CLAMP art gallery in New York City, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Brooklyn Museum. Her work is held in many private and public collections including the International Center of Photography and the Jewish Museum in New York City; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; among others.

    She is an Assistant Professor of Journalism & Design, The New School University, Lang College. Grinker is a senior member of Contact Press Images and is represented by CLAMP Art Gallery in New York City.

    Future Courses

    Documentary Photography
    LLSJ 2100, Fall 2024

    Senior Capstone
    LLSJ 4991, Spring 2025

    Transmedia Skills & Craft
    LLSJ 3021, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Documentary Photography
    LLSJ 2100, Spring 2024

    Senior Capstone
    LLSJ 4991, Fall 2023

    Transmedia Skills & Craft
    LLSJ 3021, Spring 2024

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