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The Wonder of Winter

On this, the first day of spring, I pay homage to the Wonder of Winter. At this point in the tropical year here in Canada, while I long for spring’s promise of hope eternal, my heart’s desire can be just as faithful to the frigid fallow and the embrace of winter’s...

Storytellers Vol. 18 for February 2018

The Grryo community believes that every picture has a story, and that we are all storytellers by nature. Each week, on Wednesdays, we challenge our Instagram community with a story prompt and ask our followers to stop by and leave a line or two of fiction to accompany the featured photograph. At the end of the month, our four favorite stories are published, along with the photos, on our website. We would love for you to join us and share what each photo says to you. So come and browse through this digest and join us next month!

The Marigoldroadblog Project by Adjoa Wiredu

For three years now, I have been interviewing people, taking pictures and writing down some of my thoughts and experiences about Tottenham, the place I grew up in. To state that Tottenham is undergoing major changes would be an understatement. Last year I was writing...

The Instagram #StorytellerCircle

Each week, on Mondays, we challenge our Instagram community with a story prompt. Here is how it works:

We select a photo from our #wearegrryo hashtag and post it to the @wearegrryo account.
You can add a story in 1-2 sentences in the comments. The best gets a feature here on our website.

Good Luck!

Storytellers Vol. 18 for February 2018

The Grryo community believes that every picture has a story, and that we are all storytellers by nature. Each week, on Wednesdays, we challenge our Instagram community with a story prompt and ask our followers to stop by and leave a line or two of fiction to accompany the featured photograph. At the end of the month, our four favorite stories are published, along with the photos, on our website. We would love for you to join us and share what each photo says to you. So come and browse through this digest and join us next month!

Storytellers Vol. 17 for January 2018

Based on the idea that “every picture tells a story,” we here at Grryo feature a photo of particular interest each week on our Instagram account. Chosen from thousands of submissions tagged to our page each month, the four most interesting are chosen for the unspoken...

The Storytellers Vol. 16

We feature a photo prompt each week in our Instagram account and ask our audience to share their stories to accompany the image.   We would love for you to join us and share what each photo says to you. In November we focused on wonderful photos by talented artists...

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Storytellers Vol. 17 for January 2018

Based on the idea that “every picture tells a story,” we here at Grryo feature a photo of particular interest each week on our Instagram account. Chosen from thousands of submissions tagged to our page each month, the four most interesting are chosen for the unspoken...

‘In my next life, I want to be a cat’

‘In my next life, I want to be a cat.’ Charles Bukowski, On cats I knew I had more lives left. So when the moment came, I knew what my choice would be. ‘In my next life, I want to be a cat’ were my last words on Earth as a human. If you say it at the right time the...

Short Elegy for Anafi

  The wind strikes the hillsides mercilessly and all the boats at the tiny port resemble carved pebbles. Late in the afternoon, a steep road pushes the travelers towards Chora, and as the sun sets behind the village, one can only see an outline: electricity pillars,...

The Storytellers Vol. 16

We feature a photo prompt each week in our Instagram account and ask our audience to share their stories to accompany the image.   We would love for you to join us and share what each photo says to you. In November we focused on wonderful photos by talented artists...

Newcastle Noir by Titika Røtkjær

It was the dark season. Days melted into nights: We had to shine for each other. Walking around late, I wanted to go home, when I saw him: Reading a book under a street lamp. Did he see me? He closed the book and walked away. The light followed him. I followed him...

Pas de deux, part 2 by Christian Mondot

This is the second part of two articles re-assuming a relationship based on reciprocal admiration and a long conversation about the need for photography.   This story begins with two photographers: the first one, Christian, a Frenchman  living in Arcachon, a little...

How to Succeed in Smartphone Photography Competitions

An Interview with Brendan Ó Sé The Mobile Photography Awards are currently receiving submissions for their 7th annual competition. The iPhone Photography Awards have a call for entries through March of 2018 and the Mira Mobile Prize winner was recently awarded for...

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