December equipment delivery and microgrant recipient updates

December brought a quick trip to Florida to visit family allowing for a December equipment delivery. In addition to microgrants, fototazo organizes the delivery of equipment from the US to photographers in Colombia to give them access to US market prices as well as to equipment hard to obtain in Colombia. Under this program, photographers pay the full amount, but save on average 25-30% in comparison to Colombian prices. This trip a Western Digital 500GB My Passport portable external drive was purchased for Ana García, a student at Medellín's Fundación Universitaria Bellas Artes and a book entitled Contemporary Photography From the Far East: Asian Dub Photography was purchased for Juan Pablo Chavarría Vásquez, also a student at Bellas Artes.

There are a few updates on recent microgrant award winners to pass along as well. Zhuyi Palacio Gallego is featured in this month's F-Stop Magazine on Landscape (above). Mónica Lorenza Taborda Gutiérrez had an image included in the SALÓ INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA DIGITAL ANDORRA 2012 as part of the 3rd SPANISH ANDORRAN IBEROAMERICAN DIGITAL CIRCUIT 2012 (below). Additionally, both Oscar Ulloa and Daniela Serna completed their university studies this semester and their work was exhibited in the Museo Universitario of the La Universidad de Antioquia as part of the completion of their degrees. Congratulations to all four!

© Mónica Lorenza Taborda