Grinker, born in New York, is an award-winning documentary photographer.
Internationally exhibited and published, her work has garnered many
awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, the W.
Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship, an Ernst Hass Grant, Open Society
Community Engagement Grant, and a Hasselblad Foundation Grant. Using
still photographs, text and video, she is known for long-term, intimate
documentary projects with a strong creative vision. 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 Israel Museum,
Jerusalem; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston; and San Francisco MOMA (among others). A
lecturer at Yale since 2010, and a faculty member at ICP, she teaches
workshops around the world. Her current project, Distant Relations,
explores through landscapes, portraits, and interiors her family’s
diaspora. She is represented by Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York,
Meo Represents, and has been a member of Contact Press Images since