about

fototazo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

From 2011 to 2018, fototazo operated a microgrant program that primarily raised funds to purchase equipment for young, emerging photographers from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from Colombia that demonstrated a high level of artistic ability and commitment. It raised almost $20,000 for equipment as well as for photography-related experiences for selected participants that included workshops, meet ups with photographers, and gallery and museum visits among other events.

Beginning in 2018, fototazo transitioned to a microgrant program focused on offering workshops and photography-oriented travel experiences for groups of young, emerging photographers from Medellín, Colombia.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, fototazo is required to make available for public inspection its approved exemption application (Form 1023) as well as all documents submitted with Form 1023; all documents the IRS requires the organization to submit in support of its application; and its annual information return, Form 990-PF. To obtain a copy of any of these documents, please email us at fototazo@gmail.com.

fototazo was launched January 26th, 2011 by Tom Griggs, a photographer and educator based in Medellín.

PRESS
'Fototazo': una plataforma para la fotografía latinoamericana, Arcadia, May 2017
"Fototazo" by Gabriel Mario Vélez in Revista Enfoque Visual Edition 26, July 2014
Top Photography Films, Best Photography Blogs, December 2013
Better Photography Magazine April 2013
Harvey Benge
LPV Magazine's "What I Read: 2012 Edition"
Cienojos
Wayne Ford's Posterous
LPV Magazine's "Top Photography Websites of 2011"
ONWARD
Lenscratch
Prison Photography

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Yaron Ben-Zvi, CEO Haven Life
Raphael Crawford, President, Albemarle Corporation
Amani Willett, photographer and Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

ADVISORY BOARD
Laura McPhee, photographer and Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
Gabriel Mario Vélez, photographer and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia