Tom Griggs is a photographer, editor, educator, writer, and curator living between Colombia and Mexico. He works in the field of fine arts, with an emphasis on photobooks and text-image books.
His latest photobook Ghost Guessed was named the best photobook of 2018 by Alejandro Cartagena in Photo-Eye and named among the best of the year by Mariela Sancari (LensCulture and The Britsh Journal of Photography), Brad Feuerhelm (American Suburb X), and The Humble Arts Foundation.
He has exhibited his photographs internationally including exhibitions in New York, Berlin, London, Arles, and Belfast. His work is included in the collections of the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, The Wittliff Collection, The Permanent Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library in Philadelphia, The Photo Library Collection in Dublin and La Biblioteca Pública Piloto in Medellín and in private collections.
He is a nominator for the Prix Pictet and The Magnum Foundation Fund. He is an annual juror for Critical Mass and has served as a juror for the Gomma Photography Grant and AI-AP, Latin American Photography 7, as well as a nominator for BJP’s One’s to Watch and The Visionary Award by The Tim Hetherington Trust.
He is the founding editor of Fototazo, a non-profit organization that offers workshops and photography-related travel experiences for emerging Colombian photographers. His online collaborations with Alec Soth, Hannah Frieser, and Jaime Permuth have investigated South American photography.
He has worked as a professor at the University of Antioquia and at the Fundación Universitaria Bellas Artes in Medellín and as an instructor at the International Center of Photography. He has a master’s degree in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art.
- Semanta Santa in Colombia