Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict   exhibition by Lori Grinker
About Lori Grinker

A native New Yorker, Lori Grinker began her career in 1980, while still a student at Parsons School of Design, when her photo-essay about a young boxer was published as a cover story by Inside Sports. During that time she met another young fighter, thirteen year-old Mike Tyson, whose life and rise to the heavyweight championship she documented for the following decade.

In February of 1993, Grinker's photographs and text on the plight of the Dinka tribe in Southern Sudan was published on The New York Times op-ed page, and featured on CNN. A second photo-essay covering the effects of war on ex-combatants appeared on the op-ed page in November 1993. Her work has since been featured in numerous magazines around the world, including Life, Time, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The Village Voice, People, and American Photo in the U.S.; The Sunday Times Magazine, The Independent, and Vogue in the U.K; Stern and GEO in Germany; El Pais Semanal, El Mundo, and LaVanguardia in Spain; Libération, GEO, and Photo in France; Marie Claire in Australia and South Africa.

Her photographs have been widely exhibited and are held in the permanent collections of the Portland Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Jewish Museum in New York City, the Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam, and the International Center of Photography in New York City.

Lori Grinker, "AFTERWAR", UN, NYC, February, 2005

In 2002 Grinker received the Photo District News "Best of Photojournalism Award" for her coverage of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. Afterwar has received grants and awards from the Puffin Foundation (2002), the Florence and John Schumann Foundation (2000), the Hasselblad Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts Catalogue, and the Luxembourg Centre National de l’Audio-Visuel (1999). She won the W. Eugene Smith Fund Fellowship Award in 1998, and the Ernst Haas Grant and The Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts Project Grant in 1997. In 1996 she received a World Press Photo first place award in the arts category for her story on a blind women's orchestra in Cairo, Egypt.

Her book, The Invisible Thread; A Portrait of Jewish American Women, was first published in 1989 (The Jewish Publication Society). An exhibition of this work toured the United States (1989-1992). She has been a member of Contact Press Images, the international photo agency, since 1988.
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