Griffin Museum by DSI Gallery
The Griffin Museum by DSI Gallery originally located in Belmont moved to 4 Clarendon St. in Boston’s South End, across from the Boston Ballet Company, beginning in July 2011. It is a satellite gallery space for the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester and a collaboration with Digital Silver Imaging of Belmont.
Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum of Photography is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion — to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact. Today, the Griffin Museum houses three on-site galleries and four galleries in and around the Greater Boston area, dedicated solely to the exhibition of photographic arts.
J. Sybylla Smith (Gallery Curator)
As curator of the Griffin Museum by DSI Gallery, Smith creates exhibits focusing on the essence of a photographer’s “voice.” Seeing her role as that of an educator, Smith designs conceptually based shows expressing collective explorations of ideas, dreams and aesthetic pursuits of visual artists.
Smith holds a degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology and a Masters from Columbia University. She studied abroad in Fribourg, Switzerland and Paris, France where she concentrated in costume and design history. Smith has fifteen years of experience in the world of advertising and editorial photography.
Paula Tognarelli (Executive Director of Griffin Museum)
As Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography, Tognarelli holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University and a graduate of the New England School of Photography. she is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University.
She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year and the Lishui International Photography Festival i Lishui, China. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, and featured speaker at photography event and conferences including MacWorld, Boston and the Seybold Conferences. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland.
Eric Luden (Founder of DSI)
Eric Luden founded Digital Silver Imaging (DSI) in 2008 to provide museum quality photographic printing. DSI is built on cutting edge lazor technology allowing archival, luminous, contiguous tone professional prints once solely created in a darkroom. Luden’s 25 year career began working as a commercial and fine arts photographer. During the 90s he served as a consultant for Kodak before joining Ilford Photo where he worked in executive capacities for 12 years. Also he contributed to the international research and development of output solutions for digital photography as VP of Marketing for North America with HARMONtechnology.