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Lori Grinker was born in 1957 in Freeport, New York, USA. While still a student at Parsons School of Design in New York, she began her photographic career documenting the rise of the 13-year old future heavyweight championship boxer Mike Tyson.

She joined Contact Press Images in 1988. Since then, in addition to her reportage of events such as the destruction of the World Trade Center, she has delved into long-term book projects including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (Jewish Publication Society), and most recently, Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict (de.MO 2005), her 15-year project on veterans of the last century, which was first exhibited at the United Nations in January 2005, and became part of an Open Society Institute (OSI) “Moving Walls” exhibition touring the world.

Since 2004, she has been documenting the plight of Iraqi refugees for her long-term project “Scars and Exile.” Her work has appeared in major international magazines, including GEO and Stern in Germany, El Mundo and Sette in Spain, and The New York Times and Time in the US. She is based in New York, USA.

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