Adriana Teresa Letorney

Cofounder & Deputy Director / Scout Film Festival +
Visura, Founder &Amp; CEO
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: Adriana Teresa Letorney is the Founder, CEO & Creative Director of Visura.co . She is also the co-founder of Scout Film Festival, which is dedicated to supporting and celebrating students and aspiring filmmakers worldwide aged 24 and... read on
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TIP: For better or for others—Putting myself out there
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Dec 10, 2019
Let me tell you about my experience with awards and recognitions.

For everyone who gets frustrated about not receiving an award or grant or recognition, let me tell you about my experience with awards and recognitions.

My name is Adriana Teresa Letorney. I am a Puerto Rican woman, mostly known for being the founder of Visura.co. Most recently, I applied to the Howard Chapnik Grant: I was not selected as a finalist and it's ok.

This is not my first year applying to this or other known grants. Does this stop me? Never. Why? Because awards do not define me nor do they define Visura- purpose does, you do. I'm sharing this with everyone who has submitted to something and not received the recognition- and as someone who gives grants too - you are not alone.

I have lived this for years now- and it has never stopped me, so I hope it doesn't stop you....because at the end of each day, what we are doing is changing lives every day.

So, keep moving forward and onward!

And to ICP - International Center of Photography - thank you so much for considering my submission once again. To the finalists and winners- congratulations!!!! If there is any way that I can support your journey- please know that I am here.

And yes - I am putting myself out there! 
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A special message to the Visual Communications Department Class of 2020 of the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Honored to team up with Professional alumni, Professors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Emmy Winners to Zoom bomb and send a special message to the..
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In Memory of Wil Riera (1982-2019)

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — On behalf of the Visura community—our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Wil Riera , who passed away last night. Wil was an..
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Inspiration: Music Video Directed by Chris Cunningham: Portishead - Only You

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Music video by Portishead performing Only You. (C) 2005 Go Beat Ltd. Song  Only You (Album Version) Artist  Portishead Licensed to YouTube..
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Recommend: From Vanity Fair's the Archive: 'The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude'

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — In 2015, Paul Elie interviewed Gabriel García Márquez's longtime agent—just before her death—and the year 100 Years of..
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CBS: $115 million raised during"Rise Up New York!" telethon hosted by Tina Fey

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — From CBS YouTube Chanel:  Tina Fey got emotional when she announced $115 million was raised Monday night during a star-studded telethon. The..
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I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone by Rainer Maria Rilke

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — To Motherships. To all who love wholeheartedly. To all who protect with full force your loved ones, and the lives of others. To all who believe in..
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Notes from my personal journal to my son Gabriel on my journey as a once aspiring visual storyteller who became an entrepreneur to empower visual..

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — When I left my family and hometown of Puerto Rico at the young age of 23 to New York to pursue my dream of becoming a professional visual..
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In Conversation with Michael Daube, Founder of CITTA

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — American artist Michael Daube founded CITTA after a serendipitous encounter with Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama and an abandoned David Hockney..
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In Conversation with Gina Martin on The Bob and Diane Fund

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Interview by Adriana Teresa Letorney , Visura Follow Gina Martin via Visura Originally Published in October 2017— Gina Martin has worked at..
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Social Media: How does the Visura Platform use Instagram?

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — The Visura platform uses its Instagram as a marketing tool only to share & repost News by members of the Visura network. We also use the..
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Photojournalism in mourning

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Today the photojournalism industry mourns the loss of trust. The reputation and belief in both leading organizations and individual professionals..
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Seven Days features VISURA!

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Learn more about fotovisura, our history and mission! Thank you for being a part of this journey. Together we are presenting a new model for..
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Photographer Kiana Hayeri Joins GUILD

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Fotovisura is delighted to announce that photographer Kiana Hayeri has joined GUILD.  Please check out her new website via @fotovisura: ..
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on The Guardian: Joana Choumali wins 2019 Prix Prictet photography prize

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Congrats to Joana for becoming the first African artist to win the prestigious prize, for embroidered pictures created following terrorist attacks...
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on PEOPLE: Michelle Williams Pleads for Pay Equality — 'Especially Women of Color' — in Her 2019 Emmy Win

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — “So the next time a woman, and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male..
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on NYT: 66 Block Parties, 5 Boroughs, 20 Photographers: See what they found

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — The New York Times sends 20 photographers to 65 parties across the city to capture New York City's blog parties across all five boroughs,..
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on NYT: Robert Frank, Pivotal Figure in Documentary Photography, Is Dead at 94

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Mr. Frank’s visually raw and personally expressive style made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. By Philip..
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The Visura Salon: About last night

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Thank you to everyone who attended and tuned into last night's inaugural Visura Salon Series featuring Fred Ritchin and Brazilian photographer..
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Inspiration: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou featuring image by Cinthya Santos-Briones

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A moment of silence

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Once, I was asked by a jazz musician the definition of music. It was impossible to come up with only one answer. I looked at him and admitted to..
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on PDN EDU: VISURA

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Thank you PDNedu for interviewing me on Visura.co. Pick up this Issue to learn more about The Visura family and platform. Reach out if you want to..
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MUST SEE: How Humans Get Hacked: Yuval Noah Harari & Tristan Harris Talk with WIRED

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — How Humans Get Hacked: Yuval Noah Harari & Tristan Harris Talk with WIRED Yuval Noah Harari, historian and best-selling author of Sapiens, Homo..
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Join me at 2018 Photo Plus Expo: Social Media is Ruining Photography (A Debate)

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Delighted to be a keynote speaker at this year's Photo Plus Expo alongside Lynsey Addario, Duane Michael, and Allen Murabayashi. Join us..
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