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“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” Emile Zola


Cathy Greenblat, PhD, has engaged in a series of cross-cultural photographic projects on aging, dementia, and end of life care since 2001, and has been recognized as “the” photographer of these difficult topics. Since retiring in 2002 she has published photography books and articles, and has had a global exhibit history and lecture program on these topics of international importance

Professor Greenblat is eager to continue these activities and welcomes invitations for exhibits, talks, and photographing.

Cathy is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she served as a member of the Department of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and the Bloustein School of Planning, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses from 1968 to 2002. During her academic career she authored more than 100 professional articles and 14 books including textbooks, trade books, and specialized sociology books. Since she began to photograph seriously in 2001, she has published two photo and text books and many articles, given illustrated talks to small and large audiences, and been the subject of numerous radio, tv, and film productions. She has also had more than 50 exhibits around the world, visiting most of them to meet with interested groups of viewers.. Since 2013 she has collaborated with filmmaker Corinne Maunder on making short multimedia films (video and still photography) on gold standard dementia care.

After 13 years of developing a wide set of materials and a powerful reputation, Cathy needed a pause in touring her exhibits and lecturing to deal with a serious metastatic cancer, a move back to the USA, the illness and passing of her husband, John Gagnon, and the period of grieving that slows down one’s activities after such a loss.

Cathy is now seeking new invitations for exhibits and speaking engagements with a new team to assist in making plans. Details are offered in the last section of this site.


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