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.


Drobo Summer Photo Contest

Drobo Hosts Summer Flashback Photo Contest With Mylio

Celebrity Judge Daniel J. Cox to Select the Best Summer Photo

SANTA CLARA, CA–(September 01, 2016)Drobo™, the maker of award winning storage arrays for businesses, professionals, and consumers, announced today that they will be hosting a Summer Flashback Photo Contest in conjunction with Mylio. The Grand Prize includes a Panasonic LUMIX GM1 Camera, a $250 Mylio subscription and a Drobo 5D.

Participants should share their favorite summer photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #DroboSummer. The contest will run till September 30th and be judged by Professional Photographer, Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures.

Storage for What’s Important

Designed from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’s media creators and demanding professionals, the 5D builds on Drobo’s fully automated functionality with blazing-fast performance in a compact design. Leveraging cutting-edge Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, along with innovative use of solid-state drives (SSDs), the Drobo 5D is the highest-performing personal storage array on the planet. Not only is it fast, the Drobo 5D is easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and guaranteed safe for all your summer photos.

Mylio is the perfect complement to Drobo’s complete storage solution. Mylio lets you have all your pictures with you everywhere: on your Drobo, your computers, your tablets and your phones. Edit and organize even with no Internet Connection and Mylio will ensure that your pictures move from your camera to your computer to your tablet to your Drobo, all automatically. The new Life Calendar™ feature lets you tell the story of your life, even reaching back decades to childhood years. And, now Mylio handles documents too.

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting the natural world for nearly 40 years including two cover stories for National Geographic. He’s currently a Panasonic LUMIX Luminary and has moved over to shooting all Panasonic LUMIX cameras due to their superior technology, compact size and 4K PHOTO capabilities. Many of his adventures today are shared with others via his adventure photography company, Natural Exposures, Inc.

For full contest details and rules visit:

Drobo will announce the top 3 winners on October 6th, 2016. The first place winner will receive a Panasonic LUMIX GM1 Camera, a $250 Mylio Subscription, and a Drobo 5D. The second place winner will receive a Drobo 5D with 2 TB drives and $100 Mylio Subscription, while the third place winner will receive a Drobo 5D.

About Drobo

Drobo makes award-winning storage arrays that provide an unprecedented combination of data protection, expandability, and ease of use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAID™ technology, Drobo delivers the best storage experience ever for hundreds of thousands of consumers, professionals, and businesses. For more information, visit

Drobo, BeyondRAID, and the Drobo logo are trademarks of Drobo, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks used belong to their respective owners.


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