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- Vermont College of Fine Art, MFA (Visual Arts)

- Parsons The New School for Design, Communication Arts (studied with George Tice, Lisette Model, Bernice Abbot)


Contact Press Images, New York City

Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City

Frank Meo, The Photo Closer, New York City


Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute, Graduate program, New York University, 2013-Present Adjunct Faculty

Current Course: Photographing New York (documentary-photojournalism class combing camera and editing skills training with project development and story telling. (Fall and Spring terms)

International Center for Photography (ICP), New York City, 2004-Present Faculty

All programs, General Studies, Documentary-Visual Journalism, Continuing Ed Track)

Current Courses:

- Seminar (Continuing Ed track Certificate Program) combing photo history with a view of contemporary artists and approaches to specific subject matter.

- The Book Project: class for all levels on editing, designing and producing a book dummy or artist book.

- Documentary Storytelling Re-reinvented: Looking at the history and changing landscape and language of storytelling. Students work on existing or new projects exploring multiple access points to their subject matter

Lecturer at Yale, New Haven, CT, 2010-2014

Seminar: Photographing New Haven (documentary class combing skills and theory)


2013-15 Merit Scholarship, Vermont College of Fine Arts

2008 Open Society Institute Project Distribution Grant

          American Photography 24

2007 The Puffin Foundation

2005 Dart Society, Ochberg Fellowship

2004 The Herbert Bearman Foundation

2002 Puffin Foundation

2000 Florence and John Schumann Foundation

1999 Hasselblad Foundation

         New York Foundation for the Arts

         Mosaïque Programme Grant – Luxembourg

1998 W. Eugene Smith Grant, Fellowship Award

1997 The Ernst Haas Award

          Santa Fe Center, Project Grant

1996 World Press Foundation, First Prize, The Arts


- Mike Tyson, Photographs, (text by Mike Tyson and Lori Grinker)

Powerhouse Books (forthcoming)

- AFTERWAR; Veterans from a World in Conflict, de.MO Publisher (Introduction by Chris Hedges)

- The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women, The Jewish Publication Society (coauthor, writer, Diana Bletter)


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, NYC

Museum of Modern Art

Portland Museum of Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam

US Embassy to Kenya, Nairobi

EXHIBITIONS (selected)


2016 Mike Tyson, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC 

2015 Thesis exhibit, Moore Gallery, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT  

2015 Making Up Dreams, The Ark, Vermont College of Fine Arts  

2014 Dear Grinkers, The Ark, Vermont College of Fine Arts

2012 Distant Relations, Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, The JCC, NYC

2011 Distant Relations, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

2011 Iraq, Scars & Exile, Fovea Gallery, Beacon, New York

2009-11 Nothing Like My Home, USA tour (NYC, New Haven, Madison, Minneapolis, San Francisco)

2008 Iraq, Scars & Exile, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

2008 AFTERWAR, Botero Museum, Medellin, Colombia

2008 AFTERWAR, RA Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

2008 AFTERWAR, Look 3, Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA

2007 AFTERWAR, Fovea Gallery, Beacon, New York

2006 AFTERWAR, Minnesota Center for Photography

2006 AFTERWAR, Indiana State University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN

2006 AFTERWAR, Project 4 Gallery, Washington DC

2005 AFTERWAR, Internationale Fotoage, Manheim, Germany

2005 AFTERWAR, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

2005 AFTERWAR, United Nations main gallery, NY

2004 AFTERWAR, Maryland Art Place (MAP), Baltimore

2003 AFTERWAR, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

1990-93 The Invisible Thread, USA tour (Selected venues):

Memorial Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison;

National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia;

Spertus Museum, Chicago; City College, University of New York, NYC


2016 Eyes on Main Street 2, Outdoor Photo Festival, Wilson, NC

2015 Eyes on Main Street, Outdoor Photo Festival, Wilson, NC

2014 War/Photography:

         Brooklyn Museum, NY; Houston Museum of Fine Art,

         The Annenberg Space for Photography; Corcoran Gallery of Art

2014 Stories In the Social Landscape, International Center of Photography

2013 Intersections: Art & Community, Laurie M Tisch Illumination Fund, NYC

2012 Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment, 25CPW Gallery, NYC

2011 AFTERWAR, Lishui Museum of Photography, China

2010 AIPAD, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

2009 Iraqi Voices, FotoWeek DC, Washington

2007 Apocalypse, Candace Dwan and Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

2007 l'Europe, Centre national de l'audiovisuel, Luxembourg

2007 Moving Walls International UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Lebanon

2006 About Love, Candace Dwan and Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

2006 The Body at Risk, International Center for Photography Museum, NYC

2003 Killer Shots: A Photographic Response to War, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago

2002 Eleven, Witnessing the World Trade Center 1974-2001, Contact Press Images, world tour

2001 Here is New York, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

2000 The Art of Documentary Photography, Portland Museum of Art, Maine

2000 Conceptual Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2000 Spatial Relations, Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery, NYC


2016 Mike Tyson, Powerhouse Arena, NYC (October)

2015 The Power of Narrative, Boston University conference, (http://www.bu.edu/com/narrative/)

2015 Making Up Dreams, Foundational Sharing, Torn Page House, NYC (March 26)

2012 On the Razor's Edge: Form and Content in Documentary, Bruce Davidson, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza

Eugene Richards, Powerhouse Arena, NYC

2012 The New Documentary, Photoville, NYC

2011 Documenting Diasporas, Fordham University, NYC

2011 Picturing Soldiers, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

2010 Morgan Library & Museum, NYC, Illustrated Lecture by Lori Grinker

2010 World Fellows Program, Guest Lecturer Lori Grinker, Yale, New Haven, CT

2010 Bearing Witness, New York Institute for the Humanities, NYC”

2010 Time Stands Still, After Words panel Samuel Friedman Theatre, NYC, panel, NYC

2010 Columbia University, Dart Academic Fellows Program, NYC

Previous Talks Guest Critiques & Lectures (selected locations)

Botero Museum, Medellin, Colombia

Columbia University School of Journalism, NYC

Indiana State University, Terre Haute

Kiev Foto, Ukraine

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Parsons The New School for Design

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Royal Photographic Society, London, UK

Santa Fe Center for Photography (now Center), NM

School of Visual Arts, NYC

Tufts University, Boston


2006 Los Angeles Times Book Review,

The Other Side of War, Women's Stories of. Survival & Hope, December 24


2014-15 Making Up Dreams, MFA thesis film in progress

2013 The Wilderness of War, PBS News Hour


2012 The Little Freedom Church: Saint James AME Zion Black Heritage Network


2008 Iraq: Scars & Exile Open Society Foundations



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Print, Film, Web, Theatre, Books since 2000)

2014: 40 Years of Photojournalism: Generating Agencies (Editions de la Martinière)

2014: Champs: Documentary film (premiered at Tribeca Film Festival)

2013: War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, (Yale University Press)

2013: Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Directed by Spike Lee

Broadway, Longacre Theatre, NYC, & HBO Films

2013 CNN Films: The Flag, Co-directed by Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein

2011 New York Times, Lens (online), Piecing Together an Ancestral Puzzle, September 20

2011 Loupe (Photographic Resource Center, Boston), Lori Grinker, Distant Relations

2010 ARTE, Lori Grinker (profile)

France: http://www.arte.tv/fr/Comprendre-le-monde/arte-journal/3514108.html

Germany: http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/literatur_lori_grinker-3513258.html

2009 Nieman Reports, When War Ends: The Trauma That Remains, Winter

2009 Australian Photojournalist, Afterwar by Lori Grinker, Summer

2008 Monthly Photography Magazine, Korea, Lori Grinker, October

2008 Nieman Reports, Iraqis: Making Visible The Scars of Exile, Summer

2008 The New Yorker, ART, Exhibition: Lori Grinker at Nailya Alexander, February 4

2008 The New Yorker, Fiction, December 3

2008 American Photo/Pop Photo, Lori Grinker: 15 Years Documenting War, March

2008 Spin, Fury, Fear, Philosophy: Understanding Mike Tyson, September

2008 Huffington Post, Reading the Pictures: The Forgotten Iraqi Exiles, January

2008 James Toback's Tyson (documentary film)

2008 Bill Moyers Journal, Lori Grinker on Displaced Iraqis

2006 The Body at Risk: Photography of Disorder, Illness, and Healing, U. of California Press

2006 The Minneapolis Star Tribune, War & Weirdness (review of Lori Grinker & Roger Ballen)

by art critic Mary Abbe, November 9

2006 Time Magazine, www.time.com/time/photoessays/2006/war_veterans/

2006 Chinese Photography magazine, Lori Grinker and Don McCullin, July

2006 Photographer’s Companion Magazine, China, Lori Grinker, Afterwar, March

2006 The Washington Post, review, Afterwar exhibition, March 4

2006 Photography Books Index III, (Scarecrow Press)

2006 Minnesota Public Radio, November 13, Midmorning with Kerri Miller, interview about Afterwar

2006 KFAI Minnesota, Radio Catalyst: Politics & Culture with Lydia Howell, Afterwar

2006 Photo World, SXRTV China (television documentary), Lori Grinker, Afterwar

2005 The New York Times, Grace Gleuck: Picturing Some Shocks That Flesh Is Heir To, December 26

2005 lens culture: www.lensculture.com/afterwar.html

2005 Photo-Eye, Survey of the Best New Photography Books 2005, Afterwar

2005 Chronogram, Cover and review of Afterwar exhibition, April

2005 Sacramento Bee, A poignant look at what happens to the injured, Afterwar, April 24

2005 The New Yorker, Afterwar exhibition, “Goings on About Town” March 28

2005 BBC RADIO, Night Waves with Paul Allen, Lori Grinker, Afterwar

2005 Revista Lateral (Spain), “Speaking for the Wounded” www.lateral-ed.es

2005 The British Journal of Photography, After the Fighting, Surviving, May 25

2005 The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Maimed, betrayed, forgotten, January 30

2005 The Financial Times, When the battle is over, January 3

2003 Pandemic Facing AIDS, (Umbrage Editions)

2003 NOW (with Bill Moyers) - USA Public Television, Afterwar

2003 NOW (with Bill Moyers) - USA Public Television, Aboard the USNS Comfort

2002 Eleven, Witnessing the World Trade Center, (Rizzoli/Universe)

2002 Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photographs, (Scalo)

2002 The Spirit of Family – Al and Tipper Gore, (Henry Holt)

2002 Rolling Stone, 9/11: That was then, This is now, September

2001 Time, A Year to Remember, December (cover)

2001 Life Magazine, Focus on September 11, October

2000 Marie Claire, Sisters in Arms, May