A native New Yorker, Lori Grinker is an award-winning photographer, artist, educator and filmmaker. Author of Afterwar; Veterans from a World in Conflict, and The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women. Her third book, Mike Tyson will be published by Powerhouse Books. Two additional books are also in progress.
Her projects, which revolve around the themes of history, culture, and identity have garnered many awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship, the Ernst Hass Grant, an Open Society Audience Engagement Grant, Hasselblad Foundation Grant, the Center (Santa Fe) Project Grant, a World Press Foundation First Prize, and is a 2005 Ochberg Fellow of the Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma.
Internationally published and exhibited in solo and group exhibits in such diverse venues as the United Nations, secondary schools and universities, art galleries, and recently in War/Photography, at the Brooklyn Museum (2013-14). Her work is held in many private and public collections including: Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Centre National de l'audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg, International Center of Photography, NYC; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Jewish Museum, NYC City; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; New York Historical Society, The Museum of Modern Art, Portland Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam; US Embassy to Kenya, Nairobi.
Grinker received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is an adjunct professor of photography at New York University’s Aruthur L Carter Graduate Journalism program, on the faculty of the ICP, and teaches workshops around the world. Lori Grinker has been a member of Contact Press Images since 1988, and is represented by Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York City.