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What is Photrio
PHOTRIO.COM is a community that has recently combined three existing photography websites: APUG.ORG (Analog Photography Users Group), Hybridphoto.com and DPUG.ORG (Digital Photography Users Group).
APUG.ORG launched in 2002 and became the foundation of what would ultimately evolve into Photrio. The community grew from an 'Analog only' userbase to Hybrid (analog and digital) and now pure Digital as well. This diverse group of passionate photographers has reached 85,000 registered members and growing by the hour.
Collaborating with Alternative Photo Services, Photrio will present a three day symposium in May 2018. This will be an international event bringing together the Photrio members and the community gathered by Alternative Photo Services and their Connections initiative.
Bob Carnie is a Toronto-based photographer/printer with an international reputation for printing traditional and digital for acclaimed photographers, galleries and museums. Being most in his element while working in the darkroom, Carnie maintains a hands-on approach that fuels his passion for photography. Bob is also the owner of The Dylan Ellis Gallery and Connections Gallery which are an extension of his photographic experience. Both gallery’s allow photographers to showcase their work.
Born and raised in Halifax, Carissa moved to Toronto in 2010 to attend the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Graduating with a Bachelor of Design, she has since been involved in various endeavors that have given her experience in the non-profit sector, publications and community engagement. Carissa is the director of operations for Alternative Photo Services, home of both the Dylan Ellis Gallery and Connections Gallery.
Sean Ross originally from the USA, migrated to New Zealand in 1999. Sean's background is in Media Arts and Photography, but he found himself side tracked into an information technology and consulting career. In 2002, he came full circle and back to photography by utilizing his I.T. skills and creating APUG.ORG (The Analog Photography Users Group). The popular community has now evolved into Photrio.com (2017), an exciting transition for Ross as he looks to the future.