Visura is delighted to announce that Photojournalist Jessica Dipierro Obert has been invited to be Visura's 2021 artist-in-residence! From December 11- 18th, 2021—Jessica will be staying in Vermont for eight days. She will take the time to rest and heal after years of working in countries in conflict—most recently Haiti.
About Jessica Dipierro Obert
Jess is a visual journalist, photojournalist, and filmmaker based between New York City and Haiti. She worked at The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC. Her work has been published in various publications including Al Jazeera English, Buzzfeed News, The New Humanitarian, The New York Times, Rest of World, and Bloomberg. She also leads workshops for Girls Voices, an organization that empowers young girls globally to develop their media storytelling skills.
A graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Obert earned a B.A. in Journalism with a related area in Gender, Religion, and Sociocultural Anthropology. Obert's work focuses on reporting on global issues related to women, mental health, and identity.
About the residency
The residency is an invite-only annual opportunity available for a selected Visura member. The guest will receive an invitation to stay in the guest room of Visura founder Adriana Teresa Letorney's home in Stowe, Vermont for a mutually agreed upon period of 5 to 10-days stay. This residency has also taken place in New York.
The residency provides a safe place to rest, edit, write and/or produce work. The specific goals of the residency are mutually agreed upon between Visura and the resident prior to the arrival of the resident. In addition to meals and accommodations, residents can schedule a 1 hour, one-on-one career consultation session with Adriana Teresa as well as an hour session with CTO Graham Letorney to build his or her online presence on the Visura platform, if applicable.
The Visura Artist Residency is in part personally funded and sponsored by Visura Founder, Adriana Teresa Letorney with the purpose of supporting visual journalists worldwide.