Tom Korologos

Tom Korologos’ photographs combine a journalistic sensibility with an eye for capturing the poetic in the ordinary world. Sights such as agricultural irrigation sprinklers sparkling in the sunset, and morning rays filtering through aspen groves attract his attention. His images are sought after for their authenticity in preserving a visual record of the Colorado West.

Korologos was at one time a journalist for the Associated Press, New York Herald Tribune and the Salt Lake Tribune where he was the Ski Editor and where he coined the phrase “Greatest Snow on Earth” to describe Utah’s snow and ski areas. He has been taking photographs for more than 70 years, starting with his father’s Kodak 116 film camera and graduating to Nikons and Leicas.  

Korologos earned his B.A. at the University of Utah and his M.S. at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he received the Grantland Rice Fellowship and a Pulitzer Fellowship.

Mr. Korologos had a long career in the federal government, serving as a U.S. Senate staffer, on the White House staff, was in Iraq in 2003 and including a tour as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium from 2004 to 2007.

In 2003, he was Senior Counselor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer in Baghdad and in the Defense Department, Washington, D.C. Prior to going to Baghdad, Ambassador Korologos served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and was co-founder of Timmons and Co., a Washington, DC consulting firm. He served in the Nixon and Ford Administrations as Deputy Assistant to the President for Senate Legislative Affairs from 1975 – 2003. He also served nine years under Senator Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT). 

In 1980-1981 Ambassador Korologos was Director of Congressional Relations for President Ronald Reagan’s transition and served the Reagan and both Bush Administrations. He has assisted more than 300 nominees through the U.S. Senate confirmation process.  They include Chief Justice Rehnquist, Justice Scalia and several Cabinet officers, including Secretaries Kissinger, Haig and Rumsfeld.  He was born in 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah and was married to the late Ann M. Korologos, former Secretary of Labor, former Chairman of Anderson Ranch Arts Center and former Chairman of the Aspen Institute. Currently he serves as a Strategic Advisor at DLA Piper, a Washington DC law firm.  His photography is represented by the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, CO.  Collections include American Embassies in Brussels, Belgium and in Athens, Greece.


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