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GRAIN Newsletter | Winter 2014

We at GRAIN hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season and you’ve managed to stay warm during this frigid start to the year. The new year has ushered in big changes and new opportunities for our photography collective.


+ Tristan’s wife, Sarah, accepted a job in Portland, Maine in early January. They, along with their dog, Billie Ocean, have moved north to the land of the wind chill factor. Tristan’s coverage area will be all of New England, including Portland and Boston. Please look him up for a drink if you’re ever in the Portland area.


+ Greg and Lexey will be presenting and reviewing work at the Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and Corcoran Association of Photojournalists Third Annual Photography Seminar and Portfolio Reviews taking place at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from 10 am - 3 pm on Sunday, February 9th. 

Lexey Swall Southern Short Course
+ Lexey joins the faculty for the Southern Short Course in Charlotte, N.C. from Feb. 20 - Feb. 23
3 Millimeters

+ Greg continues his work on sea level rise and climate change impacting communities on Maryland's Eastern Shore for his project, 3 Millimeters

+ Please visit us at for updates from Greg, Lexey and Tristan in the coming months, as we are anxious to unveil several new projects currently underway.

Greg Kahn for Getty Images

+ Oct. 19, 2013

Greg Kahn photographed Hillary Clinton endorsing Terry McAuliffe for Va. Governor for Getty Images

Tristan Spinski for Politico Magazine

+ November, 2013

Tristan Spinski’s aerial images of hydraulic fracking in North Dakota are featured in the November issue of POLITICO Magazine. See more in our archive.

Lexey Swall for AARP

+ December 2013

Lexey Swall photographed Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) for AARP Bulletin.

Tristan Spinski for The Chronicle of Higher Education

+ Dec. 2, 2013

Tristan Spinski photographs University of Pennsylvania student entrepreneurs and their software startup company for The Chronicle of Higher EducationSee more in our archive.

Greg Kahn for The Wall Street Journal

+ Dec. 8, 2013

Greg Kahn photographs “Health-Site Snafus plague Maryland” for The Wall Street Journal. See more in our archive.

Lexey Swall for Libération

+ Jan. 1, 2014

Lexey Swall photographed Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of the peace and social justice movement, Code Pink, for Libération. See more in our archive.

In the News
Greg Kahn interviewed by NPPA

+ Greg Kahn gives an interview to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) about the benefits of photography collectives.

Tristan Spinski for WIRED RAW FILE

+ Tristan Spinski writes for Wired Raw File about Morgan Maassen and his fast rise in the world of surf photography

and Emma Powell and her cyanotypes.


Tristan Spinski on The Image Deconstructed

+ Tristan Spinski’s work on hydraulic fracking is featured on The Image Deconstructed

Tristan Spinski on Mother Jones

+ Tristan Spinski contributes his picks to Mother Jones’ “Best Photobooks of 2013”, highlighting “Two Rivers” by Carolyn Drake and “Excerpts from Silver Meadows” by Todd Hido


Greg Kahn is currently in Washington, D.C.

Tristan Spinski is currently in Portland, Me.

Lexey Swall is currently in Washington, D.C.


For assignments, please contact the photographers individually.

Greg Kahn:   401.212.0238   |

Tristan Spinski:   510.910.5376   |

Lexey Swall:   408.605.9743   |

For up-to-date information and project updates, please visit our blog and our archive.

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