Adriana Teresa Letorney

Founder / Visura.co @ | Cofounder / Scout Film Festival / Based in Stowe, Vermont

Adriana Teresa is dedicated to studying the systematic challenges of sourcing professional freelance visual content creators and their content. Her mission is to elevate media literacy by highlighting the work of diverse freelance... read on
Focus: Journalist, Illustrator, Photo Editor, Visuals Editor, Entrepreneur, Startup, Feature Writer, Feature Journalist, Feature Stories
About

About

Available in Stowe, Vermont
Focused on Journalist, Illustrator, Photo Editor, Visuals Editor, Entrepreneur, Startup, Feature Writer, Feature Journalist, Feature Stories
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Years of experience: More than 10
HEFAT certification? no

Adriana Teresa is dedicated to studying the systematic challenges of sourcing professional freelance visual content creators and their content. Her mission is to elevate media literacy by highlighting the work of diverse freelance visual storytellers worldwide. 

As a writer, she has contributed interviews, columns, feature essays, and profile stories for the New York Times, and Huffington Post, amongst other publications. 

She has been a guest lecturer at numerous educational institutions, including the Fashion Institute of TechnologyMissouri School of JournalismThe S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, The School of Visual Arts, and The New School in NY.

Throughout her career, Adriana Teresa has served as a publisher, producer, and co-producer. She was the publisher of Visura Magazine, producer of The FotoVisura Pavilion (2008-2013), and co-producer of the inaugural GuatePhoto International Festival (2010).  She was also guest curator for the New York Photo Festival (2008-11), Lucie Awards (2010), Photoville (2012-13), and GuatePhoto Festival (2010-2015), amongst others.  In 2011, Honorable Charles B. Rangel of the New York State House of Representatives added Adriana Teresa's Dia Exhibition to the Congressional Records in recognition of the impact it had in honoring the Puerto Rican photographers who documented their community in New York from 1960 to 1980.

Numerous publications have highlighted her career, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, NY Daily NewsThe Daring MagazineSevenDays, amongst others.

Adriana completed a BA in Anthropology (2001) at the University of Puerto Rico and a BFA in photography (2007) at the School of Visual Arts NY. While attending the SVA, Adriana worked at Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (2006), Bruce Silverstein Gallery (2006), and Rolling Stone Magazine (2007); as well as, served as personal assistant to Sylvia PlachySuzanne Opton, and Donna Ferrato.

In 2021, she completed a Master's in American Journalism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The same year, she joined NYU's Entrepreneurship Institute, where she completed the LaunchPad, an award-winning immersive 9-week accelerator for scalable startups led by NYU students. 

Born & raised in Puerto Rico, Adriana Teresa lives between Vermont and New York with her son.
Currently, she is an NYU Female Founder Fellow, and Founder in Residence.