George Byron ("Geordie") Griffiths was born on the 23rd of January 1971 in Beeville, Texas. He graduated from the high school in Edina, Minnesota in 1989, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1993. He took his very first Photography course during the spring semester of his senior year at St. John's, which lit a passion that he has since pursued vigorously. In 1997, Griffiths began a formal apprenticeship in photography with Minneapolis photo-journalist Keri Pickett, a move which cemented his career as a professional photographer.

Griffiths was awarded a McKnight Foundation Individual Artist Grant in 1996 to prepare an exhibit of photographs of children with disabilities competing in Special Olympics. Three of those children continue to be the subjects of an on-going personal photo-documentary book project.

In 1998, Griffiths received a commission to complete a photo-documentary project entitled “Raising and Educating Children” for the Minnesota Historical Society’s “Minnesota 2000” project. His photographs are now included in the Historical Society’s Fine Art Collections, and were reproduced in the book Minnesota in Our Time: A Photographic Portrait (Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, MN, June 2000).

His photographs have been published in several newspapers, magazines, journals, and books. Griffiths has lectured at The Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN), pARTs Photographic Arts (Minneapolis, MN), The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI), and Central Lakes College (Brainerd, MN).

Griffiths’ photographs have been exhibited at pARTs Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), the IceBox Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), The Rourke Art Gallery Museum (Moorhead, MN), the College of St. Benedict (St. Joseph, MN), the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit (St. Paul, MN), and the Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN). His photographs are included private, institutional, and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX).

Griffiths works as a freelance editorial, commercial, and wedding photographer in Minneapolis. His clients have included: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics (Minneapolis, MN), The Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN), LarsonAllen Marketing (Minneapolis, MN), and The Trust For Public Land (San Francisco, CA). Griffiths conducts artist residencies in several area schools and teaches photography at the Edina Art Center (Edina, MN).