Tom Griggs is a photographer, editor, educator and writer born in the United States and based since 2010 in Medellín, Colombia where he has taught between the University of Antioquia, Bellas Artes University Foundation and Yurupary, a photography institute.
He is Founding Editor of the website fototazo which offers microgrants for emerging Colombian photographers. His online collaborations with Alec Soth, Hannah Frieser, Eleonora Ronconi and Jaime Permuth have investigated South American photography. He is a nominator for the Prix Pictet and has been a jury member for Critical Mass and the Gomma Photography Grant.
He has exhibited his photographs internationally including shows in New York City, Berlin, London and Belfast. His work is included in the Permanent Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia and private collections. He received the ICETEX Visiting Professor Grant to Colombia for 2010-2011. Nexus / foundation for today’s art awarded him their Purchase Prize in 2007. His most recent project, a book collaboration with Paul Kwiatkowski entitled Ghost Guessed, is on the 2017 shortlist for the Kassel Dummy Award.
He holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.