Cathryn Griffith with Tibetan family



A Tibetan family interacts
with Cathryn Griffith (above).

Photo by Christopher Liu (Liu Liqun)



All my work featured here÷the family book, the portraits and the landscapes÷is driven by my desire to know myself better. I am curious about the world and the people in it. What do they care about? What are they curious about? Although I may not know why I press the camera shutter at a given instant, when I later look at the resulting photograph, I often discover a revealing gesture or glance. An image captures a fleeting moment, yet I often sense I am maintaining a connection with the people I've photographed. Seeing them, I see myself. Despite differences in culture and language, people everywhere have much in common. I hope you, the viewer, will react with feeling as you look at the portraits on this site. I live in Boston, Massachusetts and have been photographing for ten years.


Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.
BA Magna Cum Laude in French Studies, 1988. Departmental honors for thesis entitled "The Musˇe d'Orsay and French cultural policy".

Universite d'Aix Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Dipl™me de Langue et Litterature Fran¨aises, 1985.

Previous Exhibitions

Erie Art Museum
"Boundaries: Book Arts Between the Traditional and the Experimental"

October 10, 2006 through January 5, 2007
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Erie County Historical Society
"Weaving Hopes & Prayers: Five Generations of Strong Women"

October 26, 2006 through March 31, 2007
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ConText: the written art, juried exhibition at See Gallery.
Boston, MA, 2001.

Portraits from Asia at Avanti on Newbury Street. Boston, MA, 2001.

Silk Road exhibition at Bondi Restaurant. New York, NY, 2000.

"The Way We See It" at Westport Wineries. Joint exhibition. Westport, MA, 1999.

Images of New England at Burlington Public Library, One-person exhibition. Burlington, MA, 1996.

Photographs of Costa Rica in Overseas Adventure Travel catalog.

Photograph in Women's Best Friend by Barbara Cohen and Louise Taylor. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1996.

"Light and Patterns" at Marion Art Center. Joint exhibition. Marion, MA, 1997.

Alumnae Exhibition at Wellesley College. Wellesley, MA, 1996.

Third prize in Annual Juried Exhibition at Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art. Winchester, MA, 1996.

First and second prizes in Winter Juried Art Show at Duxbury Art Association. Duxbury, MA, 1995, 1996.

Various awards from Boston Camera Club, and participation in Club's exhibition at Zona. Cambridge, MA, 1996.