• John Knopf, an Emmy Award-nominated landscape photographer who works for National Geographic, was an early adopter of the NFT phenomenon.
• Together with seven other prominent photographers – Alejandro Cartagena, Ben Strauss, Cath Simard, Dave Krugman, Isaac “Drift” Wright, J.N. Silva and Ravi Vora – Knopf helped found FOTO to train artists to work in Web3.
• FOTO has grown to hundreds of members of amateur and professional artists today and helped elevate digital art through sponsored galleries and events in partnership with Time magazine.
Introducing John Knopf
John Knopf is an Emmy award-nominated photographer who works for National Geographic. He came into crypto during the heady days of the NFT bull market thinking he could make a “quick buck,” but quickly became enthralled with the potential of distributed networks.
The Birth of FOTO
Knopf joined forces with seven other prominent photographers – Alejandro Cartagena, Ben Strauss, Cath Simard, Dave Krugman, Isaac “Drift” Wright, J.N. Silva and Ravi Vora – to form FOTO; a collective designed to train artists on how to work in Web3. The goal was to elevate digital art forms which is reflected in their motto: “Elevating Digital Culture”.
Building A Community Through Crypto
FOTO has since grown to include hundreds of members both amateur and professional alike from all corners of the globe. As well as curating members art for exhibitions at sponsored galleries and events; they also strive to create a culture that is accessible by everyone regardless of experience or background within crypto by providing educational resources such as tutorials or live streams on how anyone can get involved within this ever-evolving digital world we find ourselves living in today!
Partnerships With Time Magazine
FOTO’s commitment towards elevating digital art has been supported through partnerships with major publications such as Time magazine who collaborated with them on their own NFT drops throughout 2021 and featured some of Knopf’s work too! This not only helps promote digital art but also helps spread awareness about cryptocurrency & blockchain technology as a whole which can be beneficial for everyone!
“Quick Buck” To Community Builder
What started out as a way for Knopf himself to make a quick buck quickly turned into something much more meaningful – building an entire community around cryptocurrency & blockchain technology while promoting & celebrating digital culture along the way! This shows just how powerful Web3 can be when leveraged correctly!