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George Byron ("Geordie") Griffiths was born on the 23rd of January 1971 in Beeville, Texas. He was awarded a McKnight Foundation Individual Artist Grant in 1996 to prepare an exhibit of photographs of children with disabilities competing in Special Olympics. Three of those children continue to be the subjects of this on-going personal photo-documentary book project.

In 1998, Griffiths received a commission to complete a photo-documentary project entitled “Raising and Educating Children” for the Minnesota Historical Society’s “Minnesota 2000” project. His photographs are now included in the Historical Society’s Fine Art Collections, and were reproduced in the book Minnesota in Our Time: A Photographic Portrait (Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, MN, June 2000).

His photographs have been published in several newspapers (Minneapolis Star Tribune, City Pages), magazines (Utne Reader, EFFECT, Minnesota Monthly, Christianity Today, Lake Country Journal, Professional Marketing, Minnesota History, SHOTS), and journals (Lower Stumpf Lake Review). Griffiths has lectured at The Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN), pARTs Photographic Arts (Minneapolis, MN), The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI), and Central Lakes College (Brainerd, MN).

Griffiths’ photographs have been exhibited at pARTs Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), the IceBox Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), The Rourke Art Gallery Museum (Moorhead, MN), the College of St. Benedict (St. Joseph, MN), the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit (St. Paul, MN), and the Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN). His photographs are included in museum, institutional, and private collections.

Griffiths works as a freelance editorial, commercial, and theater photographer based in Minneapolis. His clients have included: The Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN), Utne Reader Magazine (Minneapolis, MN), Brookfield Properties (Minneapolis, MN), and The Trust For Public Land (San Francisco, CA).

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