The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging

Under my Skin
Photographs by John Wyatt
July 24, 2014-October 3, 2014

Opening reception with book signing Oct. 2, 2014 6-8 PM


John Wyatt


John Wyatt

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Since 1976 John Wyatt has been photographing people in their own environments who are heavily tattooed. In his own words Wyatt says, “I selected people who were dedicated to tattoo art and compiling a collection of art on their body as an art collector accumulates art for their homes. My subjects were not getting tattooed because tattooing had suddenly become popular, or fashionable. For them, it was a way of life; a culture of tattooing.” Along with each black and white photograph, Wyatt has recorded audio of his subjects that has been transcribed into exhibition text.

A series of his images, “Under My Skin,” is featured at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA, on July 24 through October 3, 2014. A reception and informal talk and book signing with the artist will take place October 2, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

In February 2003 Schiffer Publishing LTD published Wyatt’s completed work in a book, which is titled “Under My Skin.”

John Wyatt was born in Brooklyn and now resides in New Jersey. John studied sociology and worked as a social worker for 33 years and as an administrator in the public sector. He has always had an interest in people and behavior. He has blended his interests in photography and culture in his project “Under My Skin.” Photographs from this project have been published in magazines and books and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States. His work is in the collection of the Jersey City Museum.
The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

About the Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: the Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world's leading photographers; the Atelier Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists; and the Griffin Gallery, home to the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin.

About Digital Silver Imaging
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