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Past News & Events:

Photographing New Haven (Yale students undergraduate course, Fall 2012)

Panel Discussion
On the Razor's Edge: Form and content in documentary photography
Thursday, May 17 | 7:00 PM
powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn
New York Photo Festival

Reception and book signing to follow
Moderator: Glenn Ruga
Curator at New York Photo Festival
Panelists: Bruce Davidson, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza, Eugene Richards

Exhibition and Fundraiser:
"Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment"
A Photography Exhibition & Auction to benefit Man Up Campaign Us, Inc.

March 8, 2012, International Women's Rights Day | 6:30pm - 11pm
25 CPW Gallery, 25 Central Park West, NYC

The Photographer as Artist and Social Documentarian
Instructor: Lori Grinker
Dates: Two-Weekend Workshop
March 24 - april 1, 2012 | Saturday and Sunday: 10-5 am


The New Yorker

NY Times Lens

September 18, 2011
| 5:00 PM
"Distant Relations" slide show and discussion
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Tel: 718.666.3049

Yale College Seminar:
fall of 2011
Lori will be teaching a 13-week documentary photography seminar in New Haven at Yale

August 1-5, 2011
"The Art of Documentary"
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Snowmass, CO

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | 3:00 PM -6:00 PM
The 2011 Literary Studies May Colloquium: DOCUMENTING DIASPORA(S)
President's Dining Room, 12th Floor
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
With photographer Lori Grinker, filmmaker and scholar Frances Negron-Muntaner (Columbia University), mix-media artist Dawit L. Petros, and Ivy Wilson (Northwestern University). Discussion moderated by Chris GoGwilt (Fordham University).
Click here for the event flier.
For further information, updates and directions, please visit the Literary Studies event page at

Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dear Grinkers Presented by Lori Grinker in Collaboration with

Call for Entries: March 1, 2011 - May 31, 2011
Social Documentary (
Ten Years After Nine Eleven: Searching for a 21st Century Landscape

Panel Discussion and Presentation:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Picturing Soldiers: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Contemporary Soldier
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Main Auditorium
17 Canal Walkway, Providence, RI

March 5-6, and March 19-20, 2011 | Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Two-Weekend Workshop
The Photographer as Artist and Social Documentarian
International Center of Photography (ICP)
1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street

Panel Discussion/Exhibition:
Nothing Like My Home (the Iraqi Refugee Crisis)
February 12 through May 8, 2011
143 Main St., Beacon, NY
Panel discussion:
April 9, 2011
Hours noon-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun.

Lori Grinker was an advisor to the Broadway production: TIME STANDS STILL by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies, starring Eric Bogosian, Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Linney (as the photographer) and Alicia Silverstone. Previews begin January 5 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly Biltmore), 261 W. 47th St., New York, NY 10036

November 1, 2010
Lori was recently interviewed for ARTE the European cultural television channel

Thursday, October 07, 2010, 6:30 p.m.*
AFTERWAR - illustrated lecture
The Morgan Library
225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (212) 685-0008
Tickets: $15 for Non-Members; $10 for Members

Lori Grinker will show photographs, read some of her interviews, and share personal anecdotes from this journey around the world, after war.

* The exhibition Anne Morgan's War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917 - 1924 will be open at 5:30 p.m. especially for program attendees.

Thursday - Sunday, March 18-21, 2010
The AIPAD Photography Show New York
Park Avenue Armory
Nailya Alexander Gallery

Saturday, March 13, 2010
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Between Hope & History: When Disaster Strikes
Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street (off University Pl), NYC

An All-Day Symposium
presented by The New York Institute for the Humanities and the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU:
11 AM > Bearing Witness
Leon Botstein, Philip Gourevitch, Lori Grinker, Jonathan Schell

February 16, 2010
Documenting the Global Recession
Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 6:30 pm
powerHouse Arena
Brooklyn, NY

February Workshop:

International Center of Photography (ICP)
The Photographer as Artist and Social Documentarian
Feb 13-14, 2010
Feb 28-29  2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the the New York premiere of:
TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies, directed by Daniel Sullivan
After Words will feature TIME STANDS STILL playwright Donald Margulies, NPR’s Brooke Gladstone, and photographer Lori Grinker. The panel will be moderated by Lisa McNulty, MTC’s Artistic Line Producer.

January 8, 2010
Lori Grinker will be presenting work from AFTERWAR at When Veterans Come Home: A Workshop for Working Journalists," January 8, 2010 at the Carter Center in Atlanta.

Novmber 14, 2009
"Iraqi Voices"
Corcoran Gallery of Art The Frances and Armand Hammer
Auditorium, 500 17th St NW, WDC 20006, 202.639.1700
[$20 suggested donation at the door]
Saturday, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

September 21, 2009
B&H Events, NYC
Iraq: Scars and Exile, Presented by Lori Grinker in Collaboration with
Monday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

April 24, 2009
See Lori's photographs of Mike Tyson in James Toback's documentary TYSON
in theaters now.

January 28-April 1, 2009
| Wed 2:00–5:00 pm
Full-time course
Visualizing Ulysses: Photography and Streams of Consciousness
International Center of Photography
One-Year Certificate Program in General Studies

March 7-8, and March 21-22, 2009 | Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Two-Weekend Workshop
The Photographer as Artist and Social Documentarian
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street

Feb 26-28, 2009
AFTERMATH: Journalism, storytelling, and the impact of violence and tragedy
Nieman Foundation for Journalism
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

June 6-29, 2008

LOOK 3: Festival of the Photograph
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
Exhibition: Afterwar

Columbia University, NYC

5 Years of Occupation: 5 Days of Action
[April 21st – April 25th]
Teach In- Refugee Crisis in Iraq: 717 Hamilton
A multimedia presentation by Lori Grinker, April 22, 2008

Multimedia piece from Iraq: Scars and Exile
Responding to the Humanitarian Situation Facing Iraqis
Jack Morton auditorium, The George Washington University (GW), Washington, DC
April 14, 2008

April 10-13, 2008
AIPAD - Nailya Alexander Gallery
Park Avenue Armory, New York City

Williston Northampton School
Photographers Workshop series. Easthampton, MA
April 10, 2008

Lecture & iBOP awards judge
Illinois Press Photographers Association (IPPA) CONVENTION 2008
Champaign, Illinois, March 28-29, 2008

Panel Discussion
Documentary Practice: From Printed Page to Gallery Wall
Tinker Auditorium, 55 East 59th Street, NYC, February 28, 2008

Bill Moyers Journal:
February 15, 2008

Yale University
Master’s Tea at Pierson College
New Haven, CT, February 21, 2008

OSI Forum: The Iraqi Refugee Crisis - Bearing Witness
Speaker: Lori Grinker, Omer Salih Mahdi, George Packer, Kristele Younes
Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th ST, New York City

January 24, 2008

Moving Walls International: A Documentary Photography Exhibition
Contemporary Image Collective. Cairo, Egypt

October 28 - November 22, 2007
Click here for more info

Minnesota Center for Photography
165 13th Avenue NE Minneapolis, MN
October 13 - November 2, 2007

Afterwar at Fovea Editions
Exhibition, Panel Discussion
May 12 - July 8, 2007
Beacon, New York

Apocalypse: Contemporary Visions
May 30 - July 27, 2007
Nailya Alexander & Candace Dwan Gallery

Exhibition, Panel Discussion, Workshop
MNCP (Minnesota Center of Photography)
November 4, 2006 – January 7, 2007

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Past Exhibitions:

Nov. 11, 2012 - Feb. 3, 2013
"WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath"
Museum of Fine Arts Houston

May 16, 2012 | 7pm (for ticket holders)
Opening reception:
On the Razor's Edge: Form and content in documentary photography
powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn
New York Photo Festival

August 25 - October 8, 2011
Solo exhibit:
"Distant Relations"
Opening reception: September 13, 2011
Nailya Alexander Gallery
41 E 57th Street, Suite 704, New York, NY 10022, Tel: 212.315.2211

November 18, 2011 - January 2012
Solo exhibit:
"Distant Relations"
Opening reception: December 1, 2011
Laurie M. Tish Gallery
The Jewish Community Center of Manhattan*
334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023, Tel: 646.505.4444
* Special programming at the JCC to be announced

February 12 - May 8, 2011 
Solo exhibit:
"Nothing Like My Home" (the Iraqi Refugee Crisis)

April 15 - June 4, 2011 
Group exhibit:
"XXI: Conflicts in a New Century"
Reception: Friday, April 15th, 2011  
Oak Cliff Cultural Center
OC3 space (Oak Cliff Cultural Center)
223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208, 214.670.3777

November 7-November 14, 2009
"Iraqi Voices"
FotoWeekCentral3, 3307-D M St, NW, WDC 20007

October 29-December 6, 2009
"Contact/s: The Art of Photojournalism"
Museum of Australian Democracy, Australia

August 31- September 26, 2009
"Trauma in Three Acts"
Language and Culture International Gallery
158 E. 14th St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. (317) 250.2714
Click here for invite

March 26-29, 2009
The AIPAD Photography Show New York
Nailya Alexander Gallery, Booth 411
Park Avenue Armory (67th & Park Avenue)

March 5-March 22, 2009
Powerhouse Arena
Exhibition-Fundraiser: "2,191 Days and Counting"
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

January 2009-September 2009
"Nothing Like My Home" (the Iraqi refugee crisis)
Traveling exhibition to high schools around the US

November 14, 2008
Contact's Contacts
DC Foto Week in Washington DC.
Show up at, 3338 M Street NW (in Georgetown)

October 9-November 11, 2008

International Festival of Photography “KievFotoCom”
• Master Class Workshop
• Exhibition: Afterwar
Kiev, Ukraine

September-November 2008
IRAQ: Scars and Exile
Museo de Antioquia of Medellín, Colombia