Photographer of the Week - Lori Grinker

Mike Tyson, age 14, and the members of various other boxing clubs, at a boxing meeting in the South Bronx. New York, June 1981. Photo © Lori Grinker
Mike Tyson, age 14, training at Cus D’Amato’s gym. Catskill, New York. March 1981. Photo © Lori Grinker

Lori Grinker, born in New York, is an award-winning documentary photographer. Internationally exhibited and published, her work has garnered many awards, including a W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship, an Ernst Hass Grant, and a Hasselblad Foundation Grant. 

Known for long-term, intimate projects that blend humanistic photography and fine art, she has published two books: The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women, and Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict

Her photographs are held in the collections of the Israeli Museum, Jerusalem; the ICP, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and San Francisco MOMA. A lecturer at Yale since 2010, and a faculty member at ICP, she teaches workshops around the world.