Emerging from the successful, six-year run of the Flash Forward Festival, the FlashPoint continues the tradition of honoring the Northeast’s contributions to the art of image making.

Celebrating photography on all levels—student to professional to avid enthusiast—FlashPoint embraces the region’s visual heritage while also exploring its contemporary visual culture.

Offering free programming spanning three weeks in the fall of 2017, festival highlights will include educational lectures, celebrity workshops and seminars, pop-up galleries, and outdoor art displays and events—all culminating in the Griffin Museum of Photography’s prestigious new England Portfolio Review and Focus Awards.

The FlashPoint organizational committee is comprised of arts industry professionals—dedicated to expanding community outreach through this innovative photographic initiative that is more timely than ever. In this age where it is estimated that over 1 trillion images will be taken this year, FlashPoint invites everyone to experience and celebrate photography’s endurance as a medium and staple in our visual experience.

Greer Muldowney

Organizational Committee: 
Paula Tognarelli - Executive Director and Curator of Griffin Museum of Photography

Rita Fucillo - Vice President, Publishing, New Venture Media Group LLC

Arlette Kayafas - Owner and Director of Kayafas Gallery

Elizabeth Cahill - Director, Events Management & New Media

Christine Collins- Assistant Professor, Chair of BFA Photography + Interdisciplinary Studies

Toni Pepe - Assistant Professor, Boston University

Julie Williams-Krishnan- Program Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography


The FlashPoint is actively looking for sponsors! For more information on how to get involved, please contact us here