1948 : born in Birmingham
1948-1969 : lived in Lye
1959 : educated at Halesowen Technical School
1964-69 : studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic School of Photography
1972 : freelance photographer
1980 : established Brian Griffin Studio
1987 : Recieved the freedom of the City of Arles, France.
1991 : co-established Produktion
2000-2001 : wrote the screenplay for "Bluetown"
2003 : "People and the City" : project to help Birmingham's bid to become European Capital City of Culture 2008
2004 : films and stills project for Sir Paul McCartney
2005 : my first retrospective, exhibited at The Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2005 : an exhibition of my photography commissioned by LCR for the London Eurostar project, housed at St. Pancras station
2007 : photographing the management and workforce constructing High Speed Rail 1
2007 : shooting "Welcome to Hofn" for the months of May and June in Iceland
2009 : Two major shows at Les Rencontres d'Arles
2009 : Road to 2012 London Olympics NPG/BT Photography Project
2010 : "Face to Face" Retrospective Birmingham UK
2010-2011 : "The Black Country" College des Bernardins Paris
2009-2011 : Patron of the Format festival of photography, UK
2011-2013 : Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture 2013 : Visiting Professor at Derby University
2012-2013 : New Library of Birmingham. Reference Works photography project.
2013 : "Still Waters" Derby Museum & Art Gallery UK.
2013 : Corporate Retrospective, Foto Industria 01, Bologna Italy.
2013 : Centenary Medal from the Royal Photographic Society.