Cathy Greenblat - PHOTOGRAPHY




Photographic work CV : 2000 - 2017

Cathy Greenblat is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Rutgers University where she served for 35 years as a member of the Department of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and the Bloustein School of Planning.  The author of 15 books and more than 100 articles, she has lectured in the USA, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Africa, the Philippines, China, Australia, and Japan. Since 2002 she has been engaged in a cross-cultural photographic project on aging, dementia, and end of life care. She served as an Honorary Research Fellow at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK from 2006-2010 and as an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, from 2011-2014. She has a continuing appointment as a Researcher in Human Sciences and Photographie at the Center for Memory Resources and Research (CMRR), University of Nice, France, after serving as an Artist in Residence at the University Hospital Network (CHU) there for 10 years. For 2017-2018 she has been invited to serve as Photographer in Residence at the University of Worcester in the TAnDEM program.


Professor Greenblat has been selected to have her work archived at the Bienecke Library at Yale University. It will be accessible in the Women in Photography International Archive, Western Americana Collection, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library/Yale University.  See http//



VIDEOS ABOUT LOVE, LOSS, AND LAUGHTER WORK    video produced by Paul Kerley of BBC   a film about the exhibit in Australia produced by Corinne Maunder, Firefilms



2014    “Cathy Greenblat”, one of 10 profiles of women photographers,  Silvershotz, May

Many articles in print and online have been published in the past 10 years by the NY Times, AARP, CNN, USA Today and other prestigious publications.


2016    September 14-30  Selection of 30 photos from “Love, Loss, and Laughter”,  United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with conferences on Human Rights for the Elderly

2016    September 21-October 29  “Circle of Life”,  Europe headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland of Takeda Pharmaceuticals

2014    Presentations of digital exhibit of 180 photographs, made for the Australian Government Aged Care Quality Agency, used at the G7 Legacy Conferences in London and Kyoto and at the 7 AGACQA conferences in 2014

2014    September, “Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Dementia Differently”, expanded exhibit including Australia photographs,  Jakarta, Indonesia.

2014    August, Meridian, Mississippi,  Art Museum, “Arts, Hearts, and Minds”

2013    Palm Desert, CA,  “Selections from Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently”, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.

2013   7 states in Australia from May through November, “Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Dementia Differently”, expanded exhibit including Australia photographs (website: )

2013   Haifa, Israel, University of Haifa, “Arts, Hearts, and Minds”

2012  Worcester, UK, Hive Library, “Arts, Hearts, and Minds”

2012   New York, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, “Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently”

2012   London, University College London, ,“Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently”

2012   Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization, and Palais des Nations, “Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently

2011   Monaco, Theatre Princesse Grace, “Arts and Minds”

2011 - 2012  Nice, France, Maison de la Montagne, “A Nice  nos musées nous accueillent - Part 2 - Project CALMAN "  (Traveling exhibit to 7 venues in Nice for 4-6 weeks each)

2011   Salamanca, Spain, Palacio Casagrande, "Amor , Perdida y Risa"

2011   Salamanca, Spain, National Reference Centre for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, “Amor, Perdida y Risa"

2011   Madrid, Spain, Fundacion Reina Sofia, “Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently”

2011   Toronto, Canada, Baycrest Hospital Watercooler Gallery, “Celebrating Life”

2011   Glasgow, Scotland, Gallery of Glasgow Caledonian University, “Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently”

2010   Washington DC, National Academy of Science/ Institute of Medicine, Keck Gallery, “Love,  Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently”

2010   Houston, TX, FotoFest official exhibit, Univ of Texas Medical School, “Alive at the End of Life”

2010   Nice, France, Bibliotheque Nucera Gallery, “A Nice les musées nous accueillent…”

2010   Geneva, Switzerland, EMS Les Mouilles / Petit-Lancy, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2009   10 city traveling exhibit, India, “Living with Alzheimer’s”

2009   Wolverhampton, GB, Light House Gallery, “Accompanying Alzheimer’s: Loss, Love, and Laughter”

2009   Harrogate, London, UK, 4th Dementia Congress, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2009   Monte Carlo, Monaco, Princess Grace Theatre, “La vie jusqu’au bout…”

2009   Constanz, Germany, Nycomed Pharmaceuticals Headquarters, “Alive at the End of Life”

2009   Vienna, Austria, European Association of Palliative Care, “Alive at the End of Life”

2009   Somerset, NJ, USA New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association (twice), “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2009   New Brunswick, NJ, USA, Institute for Women and Art, Mabel Smith Douglass Galleries, “Alive at the End of Life”

2008   Mediatheque de Nice, Gallerie Thiole, Nice, France “Little Things with Great Love: End of Life Care in Four Countries”

2008 - present   Nice, France, Cimiez Hospital, Permanent Gallery, “Mémoire en face à face”
2006-2008  Munich, Germany + other cities, traveling exhibit “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2007   Nice, France, Acropolis, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2007 Osaka, Japan, IPA Congress, “Gardeners of the Heart”

2007  Amarillo, TX, Southern Light Gallery, “Forgotten but Remembering; Remembered but Forgetting”

2007   Princeton, NJ,  Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, “Long Term Care for the Dependent Elderly: Lessons from Mexico, California and Japan”

2006  Titusville, NJ, Janssen Cilag Art Gallery, “Long Term Care for the Dependent Elderly: Lessons from Mexico, California and Japan”

2006   Washington, DC, National Institute of Aging, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2006   Cleveland, OH, Case Western Reserve Medical School, “Quality Care for Alzheimer’s Disease”

2005   New Brunswick, NJ, Johnson and Johnson Art Gallery, “Long Term Care for the Dependent Elderly: Lessons from Mexico, California and Japan”

2005   Stockholm, Sweden, “Rx for Dementia: Touch, Music, Dignity”

2004   Cardiff, Wales, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2004   Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, L"a Citadelle Galerie, “Alive with Alzheimer’s

2004   Kyoto, Japan, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2004   Munich, Germany, Gasteig Cultural Center, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2004   Baltimore, MD, “Alive with Alzheimer’s”

2002   Nice, France, FNAC Photo Galerie, “Keeping the Connection” 



2014    “Finding the Why:  Starrett Lodge”, co-produced with Corinne Maunder, Firefilms, Australia.  Winner of first prize in the Melbourne ReelHealth Film Festival, 2014. (The film was originally hosted on youtube here  where it has almost 8,000 hits, but the other link is to the version that is properly credited to FireFilms and to Corinne and Cathy) 

2014    “It Takes a Community: Arcare Helensvale”,  co-produced with Corinne Maunder, Firefilms, Australia

 2016   "Love Lives Here: Silverado”, co-produced with Corinne Maunder, Firefilms, Australia




2014   La Jolla, California, 20 photos in “Cultures of Care” exhibit at UCSD gallery

2013   Los Angeles, California,  WIPI exhibit at Photo LA, two entries

2012   Nice, France, “The Brain”, two photos in exhibit organized by Nice artist, Ben

2010   Los Angeles, CA 30 photo series, “A Long Hello” for special event on Best Documentary photography of 2009 at the Annenberg Center for Photography

2009   Houston, TX, 9 photos in Methodist Hospital exhibit, “Healing Journey: Animal Guides”

2007   Chardon, Ohio “Quality Care for Dementia” in Art from the Heart Exhibit

2004   Paris, France, Six photos, “Faith among the Forgotten”, in Photobis,

            Galerie Espace Saint Martin.



2010   Invited to deliver the 2010 Hinda and Richard Rosenthal Foundation Lecture, Institute of Medicine of the USA, Washington DC

2007    John  McGovern Annual Award for work on Family, Health and Human Values, Houston, TX

2002-0206   Prizes in competitions by Women in Photography International: 1st prize and Honorable Mention, Amateur category, “Decisive Moments: A Tribute to Henri Cartier Bresson”; Honorable mention, “Beauty” competition; 2 images in “Turning Silver” competition (100 best black and white images on any theme); 1 image in “best 25”, 1 in “best 100” “Portraits” ; selected as one of 11 women featured in special issue of Silvershotz, May 2014

2002   FNAC Competition Talent 2002 – “Mention Speciale” (honorable mention)



2013   “Memories of the Heart”,  Australian Journal of Dementia Care”. June.

2012  Love, Loss, and Laughter:  Seeing Alzheimer's Differently.  Guilford CT; Lyons Press/ Globe Pequot

2011   "Guest Editorial :  Changing images, changing visions, changing practices" ,  International Psychogeriatrics, 23: 9: 1361-1363.

2009   “Maladie d’Alzheimer”,  Plateform Magazine, juillet, vol 9,

2009   C. Filleau, C. Greenblat, V. Lafont, P. Robert, Empreintes: Outil de formation des aidants et soin de patient Alzheimer par reminiscence.  Institut Alzheimer, Paris.

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, Self-Management of Chronic Disease: Alzheimer’s.  Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.  (includes 9 of my photographs plus text)

2009-11   All illustrations for World Alzheimer’s Report, 2009 and WAR 2010 and WAR 2011, published by Alzheimer’s Disease International.

2006   Alzheimer und Lebensqualitat, Hamburg: EB-Verlag (German translation of Alive with Alzheimer’s: 121 pp, 87 photographs)

2006 “Image d’une réussite: L’expérience du Japon”, Gerontologie, 15 janvier. (Cover photo and 12 internal photos in this article I wrote about photographing in Japan.)

2004   Alive with Alzheimer’s. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press. (120 pp., 85 photographs)

 2003   “Faith among the Forgotten”, Contexts, 2,1 Feb 2003: 50-57. (Photo-essay about religion in a Mexican old age home)

All illustrations for 2 editions of the University of Bradford Dementia Care Programme (48 pp). Cover photographs: Rosalie Hudson (ed) Dementia Nursing: A Guide to Practice, Carol Bowlby Sifton, Navigating the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Compass for Caregiving. Interior images in Dan Kuhn and Jane Verity, The Art of Dementia Care. Cover image, 4th edition of Dementia (textbook by David Ames et al); cover photos of 11 issues of 2011 volume of International Psychogeriatrics; cover of new book by John Killick; cover photo, Excellence in Dementia Care: Research into Practice, Murna Downs and Barbara Bowers; cover photo and inside photos in article in February issue of Australian Journal Dementia Care, Feb/March 2015,



2017 “Helping Us to See Dementia Differently”, The fifth David Jolley Lecture at the University of Worcester, July 19.

2017     Workshop, “Using Photography and Video to Improve Your Agency’s Awareness and Education Programs”  with Corinne Maunder, Alzheimer’s Disease International Annual Conference, Kyoto Japan, April 26/

2016    “Dementia with Dignity:  You Can Make a Difference”,  Keynote address at the Dementia Youth Awareness Symposium”, Ryerson University, October

2015    “Love Affairs to Remember: A Testimonial to Silverado” Keynote address to the Silverado Executive Retreat, January.

2014    “Love, Loss, and Laughter: Changing Images, Changing Visions, Changing Practices”, Keynote address, Annual conference of the Mississippi Mental Health Department, held in Meridian, August 20-22.

2014      “Love, Loss, and Laughter: From Seeing to Doing”,  Keynote address at Senior Health and Law Day, Annenberg Center, Eisenhower Hospital, Rancho Mirage, California.

2014    “Life Enhancing Activities for People with Dementia”, Jocelyn Senior Center, Palm Desert, California.

2013    “Beyond Entertainment: Photography and Other Arts in Dementia Care”, Keynote address at Conference “Alzheimer’s and Creativity”, University of Haifa, November 12, 2013.

2013  “Arts, Hearts, and Minds:  Photography, Music and Art and Dementia Care”, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.

2013  “Arts, Hearts, and Minds:  Photography, Music and Art and Dementia Care”, Victoria Dementia Network, St. George’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

2013  “Arts, Hearts, and Minds:  Photography, Music and Art and Dementia Care”, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Melbourne, Australia.

2012 Keynote address, “Arts, Hearts, and Minds”, 7th International Conference on Creative Expression, Communication, and Dementia, University of Worcester, UK

2012    “Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently: Changing Images, Changing Visions, Changing Practices”,  Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and Grant Laboratory in Epidemiology and Clinical Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA

2012  “Changing People’s Minds About People’s Changing Brains”,  Pace University, NYC, USA

2010   “Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently: Changing Images, Changing Visions, Changing Practices”, 2010 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Lecture, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC

2009   “Seeing Dementia Differently”, Main speaker, Benefactor’s Dinner, NJ Alzheimer’s Association

2009   “Seeing Dementia Differently”, Light House Gallery, Wolverhampton, GB

2009   “Seeing Dementia Differently”, various versions of this presented in 12 talks in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, India in a 3 week tour

2009   “Improving Palliative Care Awareness and Training with Visual Materials”, with David Clark, European Association of Palliative Care Conference, Vienna, Austria (poster session)

2009   “Re-visioning the End of Life”, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

2009   “What’s Wrong with This Picture? Destigmatizing Dementia”,  Old Tyneside Hospital, Newcastle, GB and  Old Age Psychiatrists’ 25th Annual Conference, Cumbria, GB

2009   “The Memory Clinic: A Photographic Account”, Hawker Care Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

2008   "’Little Things with Great Love’: Palliative Care in Four Countries",Grand Rounds Presentation, Palliative Care Service, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

2007   “Holding On, Letting Go, Remembering: Photography, Illness and Dying” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and University of Lancaster, UK

2006   “Photography and the Destigmatization of Dementia”, University of Texas Medical School and University of Bradford (UK), Dementia Studies Program

2003   “Facing Alzheimer’s”  International Visual Sociology Association, Southhampton, England.




IVSA – International Visual Sociology Association: 2005- 2008, Executive Board• IPA – International Psychogeriatric Association

   Women in Photography International (WIPI)