|© Natalia Lópera|
Equipment prices in the United States are frequently cheaper than in other parts of the world and many international photographers can be helped by being given access to US market prices. In response, fototazo launched its equipment delivery program in June to complement its microgrant program, organizing the purchase and delivery of equipment from the US for young, emerging Colombian photographers. More information about the program can be found in the post on our first delivery here.
fototazo would like to extend a huge thank you to photographer Juan Posada for his help in bringing equipment from Los Angeles to Medellín for Natalia Lópera, Aura Lambertinez and Oscar Ulloa. All three of these young Colombian photographers purchased LCD screen protective films for their Nikon cameras. Natalia and Oscar received cameras through the microgrant program; Aura received her camera through the equipment delivery program. Juan's willingness to bring the equipment to Colombia allowed these three photographers to purchase the items at US market prices, saving them money that they can reinvest in more equipment or that they can use for tuition fees to continue their photographic educations.
Statistics on the money saved by photographers through this program will be tracked on the donate page. If any of our readers will be coming to Colombia and would be interested and able to bring equipment, please email us.