HOT SHOTS: The Griffin Museum of Photography

It used to take a trek to the suburbs to get a good look at the collections of the Griffin Museum of Photography (67 Shore Road, Winchester, 781.729.1158). But now the nonprofit, whose mission is to encourage a broader appreciation of photographic art, is increasingly setting its sights on the city. The Griffin Museum by Digital Silver Imaging (4 Clarendon Street, Boston), a South End satellite gallery on the ground level of A Street Frames, opened in early July. But the staff had been hanging around town before then: the museum�s executive director, Paula Tognarelli, co-curated an exhibition at this spring�s Flash Forward Festival at the Fairmont Battery Wharf. And this October, the museum will host its Focus Awards, honoring those who have made critical contributions to the promotion of photography, in Boston proper for the first time. These developments come just in time for the museum�s 20th anniversary in 2012. Coincidentally, that year will also mark the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, one of founder Arthur Griffin�s favorite subjects. Check out the park in its younger days in �Sox Shots,� an exhibit on view now at the satellite gallery. Sounds like a homerun hit.