The Luminous Endowment Announces the Latest Mylio Grant Winner

Ana V. Ramirez wins with photography series The Things We Leave Behind

BELLEVUE, WA. – September 15, The Luminous Endowment for Photographers has announced the August 2016 winner of The Mylio Grant, Ana V. Ramirez, with her series of photographs entitled The Things We Leave Behind. This grant is one of the ways in which Mylio works to support the preservation of digital memories. The $2,500 grant is awarded twice annually to artists dedicated to preserving images and memories important to a life, or to telling the true stories of that life in pictures.

“Mylio is proud to support developing photographers preserving important memories,” explains David Vaskevitch, Founder and CEO of Mylio, and champion of The Mylio Grant.

This series is Ramirez’ ordered and emotional exploration of objects her mother left her when she passed away. Each cleanly organized still life is an exploration of personal history and a cathartic expression of overcoming grief.

“This award is going to give me time… I can afford to focus more on my creative work. I plan to use some of it to publish a book with photographs and stories. I’ll also upgrade my computer, so I can work more quickly,” says Ramirez.

View this winning work in progress and an interview with the artist:

Together with The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, Mylio’s grant has been awarded four times, and will remain an important part of Mylio’s mission to preserve access to and protect what matters, our memories.

About Mylio
Mylio was created by a team of passionate photographers, developers and storytellers at MyLO Development, LLC. The privately held company was founded in 2012 by technology visionary David Vaskevitch, and is located in Bellevue, Washington.

About Luminous Endowment for Photographers
The Luminous Endowment for Photographers is a charitable fund created by Michael Reichmann. The Endowment provides financial assistance through grants to deserving photographers and their projects – worldwide.