CATHY GREENBLAT
Photographic work CV : 2000 - 2010


Cathy Greenblat was born in New York. A sociologist with a B.A. from Vassar College and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, she is currently Professor Emerita of Sociology at Rutgers University, a Visiting Researcher at the International Observatory of End of Life Care (IOELC), University of Lancaster, UK, , and an Artist in Residence at the Hospital Network of Nice, France (CHU de Nice).

Professor Greenblat is the author of 14 books and more than 100 published journal articles. She has lectured and run workshops in the United States, South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Africa, Israel, the Philippines, China,  Japan, and India. She has been a visiting professor or visiting scholar at Princeton University, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Chicago, the Université Francois Rabelais in Tours, France,  the University of Valencia, Spain, and the Université Jean Monnet in St. Etienne, France. Dr. Greenblat’s initial photographic work evolved from her research, her travels, and her desire to illustrate some of her sociological writing. She regularly taught an advanced seminar at Rutgers in Visual Sociology.

In 2002, Professor Greenblat made photography a central element of her professional and personal work, choosing to retire early from Rutgers to pursue her photographic interests and projects. She has been working on a multi-faceted, cross-cultural visual sociology project on care for the dependent elderly since 2001, focusing primarily on Alzheimer's disease care.  In 2006 she started work on a project on end of life care.

She currently lives in Nice, France most of the year.


PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2002    FNAC Competition Talent 2002  “Mention speciale” (honorable mention) 

2004   First prize, Amateur category and Honorable Mention, Amateur category,
            “Decisive Moments: A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson”, Women in
            Photography International

2005   Honorable mention, Documentary Photography section of “Beauty”
            competition, Women in Photography International (WIPI)

2006    Two first-prize winning photos in selection of 100 Black and White Prints 
            for WIPI  “Turning  Silver” competition; one honorable mention

2006    Top 25 and Honorable Mention prizes in WIPI competition “Portraits”   

2007    John P. McGovern Lectureship in Family, Health and Human Values
            Awardee for 2007,  University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and
            Social Sciences

2010    Delivered the 2010 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Annual Lecture
           at the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC


PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

2004    ALIVE WITH ALZHEIMERS. Chicago and London: University of Chicago
            Press.  120 pp, 85 photographs
 
2006  ALZHEIMER UND LEBENSQUALITÄT,
             Hamburg:  EB-Verlag. 121 pp, 87 photographs

2009    C. Filleau, C. Greenblat, V. Lafont, P. Robert, EMPREINTES: KIT THERAPIE PAR
           EVOCATION DU PASSE OU THERAPIE PAR REMINISCENCE.  CMRR CHU
           Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

2012    LOVE, LOSS, AND LAUGHTER: SEEING ALZHEIMER'S DIFFERENTLY. Globe Pequot


ARTICLES
2003    “Faith among the forgotten", CONTEXTS [A publication of the
              American Sociological Association]  2,1 February 2003, pp. 50-57.
              Text by Cathy Greenblat and Maria Islas, photographs by Cathy
              Greenblat

2006  “Image d’une réussite: l’experience du Japon”, GERONTOLOGIE,
            15 janvier.  Article and 12 photographs, plus cover photograph, on
            long term care for the elderly in Japan.

2009    “Self-management of patients [with Alzheimer’s disease] — Another perspective”, with
            Francoise Guillo-Ben Arous and K. Jacob Roy. Chapter in Sabine Baehrer-Kohler, (ed)             SELF-MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASE: ALZHEIMERS.          
            Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.  (includes 9 of my photographs plus text)

OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLICATIONS
 Cover photographs, Rosalie Hudson (ed.) DEMENTIA NURSING:
            A GUIDE TO PRACTICE. Melbourne, Australia: AUSMED Publications;
            Carol Bowlby Sifton, NAVIGATING THE  ALZHEIMER'S JOURNEY:  A
            COMPASS FOR CAREGIVING.   Baltimore: Health Professions Press.
            Cover photograph, ASSISTED LIVING TODAY, November-December.
            Also all photographs for the cover story “Alzheimer’s Best Bet”

  All photographs in Alzheimer's Disease International's 2009 WORLD ALZHEIMER
           REPORT (88 pp) and WORLD ALZHEIMER REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (20pp)

Four photographs on tattooing accompany an article (by other authors)
            in CONTEXTS, Jan-Feb 2007

 Cover photo and 36 interior photographs from my continuing Alzheimer's work illustrate the
        Programme Prospectus for the Bradford Dementia Group, University of
        Bradford, UK

 

Three photographs in Dan Kuhn and Jane Verity, THE ART OF DEMENTIA CARE, 

           Delmar Johnson Publishers, 2007.
 
Photographs from Alive with Alzheimer’s have appeared in articles in several
            publications, including USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education,
            CNS- Long Term Care, Assisted LivingToday, Vanguard (the magazine of
            the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America), Confluences (journal
            of the Institut Wallon pour la Santé Mentale, Belgium), Educating for
            Dignity (a training workbook produced by the Dignity and Older
            Europeans Research Programme, Cardiff, Wales) and INTRODUCTION
            TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (Warren and Karner, Roxbury Press,
            2004). 
                      For details, see www.alivewithalzheimers.com


PHOTOGRAPHY PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS AND OTHER SITES
2003     “Facing Alzheimer’s: A Study in Visual Sociology” Paper presented at
                the  meetings of the International Visual Sociology Association,
                Southhampton, England, July.

2003    “Visual images and critical illness (as viewed by my eye and my I)”, Paper
                presented at the meetings of the International Visual Sociology
                Association, Dublin, Ireland, August.

2004    “Images of Alzheimer’s: Problems, Power, Potential”  Tutzing, Germany,
                October 4,  conference on Alzheimer’s disease.

2006    “Photography and the Destigmatization of Dementia”,
            McGovern Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit at the        
            University of Texas Health Science Center in Housto
, November 13

 2006   “Photography and the Destigmatization of Dementia [revised version]”, 
            Bradford Dementia Group, Bradford, England, Dec 6.

 2007   “Holding On, Letting Go, Remembering: Reflections on Disease, Dying
            and Photography“, John P. McGovern Annual Award Lecture in Family,
            Health, and Human Values, University of Houston, March 6 (Lecture held
            in the auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts - Houston)

 2007   "Photography, Illness, and End of Life Care", Institute for Health

            Research, International Observatory on End of Life Care,  Lancaster    

            University,  UK, Sept. 20.

 

2008    "Small Things with Great Love": Palliative Care in Four Countries",

            Grand Rounds Presentation, Palliative Care Service, MD Anderson

            Hospital, Houston, Texas, March 19.

2008    “Photography, Illness and Dying Considered”, University of Texas Medical
            School, John P. McGovern Institute for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit.


2009    “Improving Palliative Care Awareness and Training with Visual Materials”, with
            David Clark, European Association of Palliative Care Conference, Vienna, Austria
           
2009    “Re-visioning the End of Life”, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

2009    "Seeing Dementia Differently" “  University of Newcastle, GB

2009    "What's Wrong with This Picture?  Destigmatizing Dementia"  Old Age Psychiatrists’
            25th Annual Conference, Cumbria, GB; Hawker Care Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland

2009    "Seeing Dementia Differently:  The Indian Case",  Presentation to various groups in
            Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in conjunction with traveling exhibit of my photographs,
            sponsored by the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Society of India

2010    "Seeing Alzheimer's Differently: Changing Images, Changing VIsions, Changing
           Practices",  2010 RIchard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Annual Lecture, Institute
           of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

2010     "Changer l'image du vieilissement en institution", Geneva, Switzerland 

2010     "Photography in End of Life Care Settings: International Experiences and Issues",
            University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus, Scotland

UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS

•TALES OF THE ASILO: ISOLATION AND CONNECTION IN A MEXICAN OLD
            AGE HOME.  Photo-essay, 135 pages with 86 photographs.

• ...COMFORT ALWAYS...: A VISUAL ESSAY ON END OF LIFE CARE. In preparation with David Clark


OTHER
Reviews of ALIVE WITH ALZHEIMER’S can be found in the following places:
    August 2004, Lancet, “Reclaiming Dignity from Despair in Alzheimer’s
    Disease”.  Review by Martha B.  Holstein;  Winter 2004, London Centre for        

    Dementia Care News, Volume 4, issue 2, “Alive  with Alzheimer’s”. Review by
    Margot Lindsay;   March 2005,  Ageing and Society, “Cathy Stein Greenblat,
    Alive with Alzheimer’s”. Review by Faith Gibson;  April 2006,  Medical
    Humanities Review, “Alive ‘without’ Alzheimer’s disease: Book Review of    
    Cathy Stein Greenblat’s Alive with Alzheimers”. Review by Danny George and
    Peter Whitehouse;  June 2006 , Journal of Medical Humanities,  "Beyond the       

    Stigma of Alzheimer’s”, Review by Anne Basting


MEMBERSHIPS AND LISTINGS
• IVSA – International Visual Sociology Assn:
Executive Board 2005- 2008,
• IPA – International Psychogeriatric Association
• SoPhot.com  a site for documentary photographers
• WIPI – Women in Photography International. Amateur member to 2005;
    professional member since 2005.


CONTACT INFORMATION
    cathy.greenblat@gmail.com
    MAIN web site:  www.LoveLossAndLaughter.com
    www.alivewithalzheimers.com  and www.cathygreenblat.com for details
        and sample photographs
   From 2002-1012 I lived in Nice France. Since Oct 2012 I live in Palm Springs, CA
   
US cell phone number 1-917-653-6503
SKYPE name: cathygreenblat