Biography

1948
Born in Birmingham

1959-1964
Educated in Halesowen Technical School

1964-1969
Worked for British Steel Corporation, Birmingham.

1969-1972
Studied Photography at Manchester Polytechnic School of Photography.

1972
Freelance Photographer

1980
Established Brian Griffin Studio.

1987
Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France.

1991
Co-established Produktion.

1991
TV Commercials/ Music Video film director.

2000/2003
Wrote script for the feature film 'Bluetown'.

2003
Worked on Birmingham's bid to become 'European Capital City of Culture'.

2004
Directing a film documentary for, and of, Sir Paul McCartney.

2005
'The Water People' corporate book and exhibition for Reykjavik Energy.

2006
'Baugur The Movie' corporate book for the Baugur Group.

2007
'Team' book and exhibition for the state opening of St.Pancras Station.

2009
Patron of the Format Photo Festival, Derby, UK. Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France. Launched along with Lord Coe, London Olympic Games 'Road to 2012', National Portrait Gallery, London.

2010
'Face to Face' A portrait retrospective, Birmingham. UK

2011
Marseille - Provence 2013, Major photography project. Library of Birmingham 'Reference Works' photography project.

2013
Visiting Professor at University of Derby 'Annual Report' Corporate Retrospective, Bologna, Italy.                                                                Received 'Centenary Medal' from the Royal Photographic Society.

2014
Received Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University.

2016
Inducted into the Album Cover Hall Of Fame.