grr·yo [gree-oh, gree-yoh] noun
Grryo is an international collective of photography creatives who have dedicated themselves to being a resource for the social photography and arts community.
“Griot” simply means storyteller. Grryo simply means storyteller.
Through social photography, we will continue to showcase art from every corner of the world in the form of visual imagery – both still and moving pictures, interviews with amazing artists, as well as personal stories and photo essays for a community that is continuing to grow every day.
We have shared our passion for this art form since December 2011. Since then, we have curated 12 photography exhibitions around the world. Through partnerships with many mobile and non-mobile photography organizations, we have joined a movement that is open to anyone with an urge to create photographs and share their art with the world. These partnerships will continue to grow under our new name. Again, our aim is to support this artistic movement through the storytelling aspects of visual technology and fostering of community.
Welcome to Grryo. Let’s have fun.
“Grryo believes that everyone has a story. By creating a space to share these stories, Grryo has not only inspired others but myself as well. I continue to enjoy working with the amazing team we have, that makes Grryo what it is today. Our team together with all our contributors from around the world, create a platform that motivates everyone to share their story through their images. We will continue to grow, share and inspire. I look forward to keep walking together through this wonderful journey.”Simran Nanwani
Here's What Our Team Says About GrryoOur main team comprises of Editors and Social Media Managers. To see all our contributors please click Storytellers.
I’ve always loved stories. In recent years I’ve been drawn to the stories told in photos. Grryo may be compared to a large volume of tales shared by talented artists from around the world. It’s my privilege to be part of this great team that collects these stories for all to read and enjoy.Tommy Wallace
“It’s such an honour to be even a small part of the team here. GRRYO is a really special community that shares the amazing work of visual storytellers and artists from all over the world. It’s a huge source of inspiration!”Elaine Taylor
Stories are channels for deeper meanings and personal truths, and Grryo allows our contributors to share their unique perspectives and experiences with a supporting community. I’ve been passioned about storytelling for my whole life, so it’s a great pleasure and honor to help those unique fragments of life to achieve the deserved exposition. Stories can change lives, and maybe there’s someone on the other side of the world waiting for something that only you can tell.Leandro Leme