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Concerning life and light, death and miracles

I woke up in a dimly lit room. I was amazed to be alive! M was there. He touched my face and kissed me. “She’s awake,” a nurse said, and added, “she’s too cold.” Another nurse placed a pre-heated blanket on my stomach under the quilt. A little later the first nurse...

‘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 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!

The Storytellers Vol. 15

We feature a photo prompt each Monday 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 September we focused on wonderful photos by talented artists with stories that our...

The Storytellers Vol. 14

After a lengthy vacation, our popular, Storytellers Circle has been revived in GRRYO’s Instagram account. We feature a photo prompt each Monday and ask our audience to share their stories to accompany the image. In September we focused on wonderful photos by talented artists with stories that our followers contributed. So come and browse through this digest and let the stories move you to join us each Monday in October!

The Storytellers: Special Edition

The witches had been coming to his café, his very table, for two weeks. At first they seemed like normal women but a good server notices things . . .

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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...

Love Turns to Rust

My love for photography turned to rust, quite literally, on April 6, 2014. I remember the moment well. It was mid-morning on a frosty Sunday and I was standing on a muddy driveway that led toward McLean’s Auto Wreckers in Rockwood, Ontario, about an hour northwest of...

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