Adriana Teresa Letorney

Founder & CEO
Visura / Cofounder, Scout Film Festival
   
Location: Stowe
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Biography: Adriana Teresa Letorney is the Founder & CEO of Visura.co , a market network for publishers to discover freelance visual storytellers worldwide, and freelancers to build their website, and network with the global marketplace of media and... MORE
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Visura founder Adriana Letorney will serve as Alexia's Moderator
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Mar 18, 2024
The Alexia is pleased to announce that this year’s Alexia fellow and Visura.co co-founder Adriana Letorney will serve as moderator during The Alexia’s  2024 grant judging weekend (sponsored by SONY).

Feel free to join us MARCH 29–30 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Newhouse I Room 102. Student submissions will be judged on Friday, beginning at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with the judges in the early afternoon, then the keynote presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer Salwan Georges. The professional grant submissions will be judged on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. If you plan to attend and require assistive services, please contact Sarah Romano at sroman06@syr.edu by March 20. (The event will not be live-streamed.)

Adriana Teresa Letorney is the co-founder of Visura.co, a global platform for visual journalists and storytellers to connect with a global network and license their images directly to buyers. Adriana is also the co-founder of Scout Film Festival, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to celebrate and support filmmakers and visual storytellers aged 24 and under.  

An entrepreneur and journalist—Adriana is an alumnus of Techstars ('22), Comcast NBCUniversal Lift Labs Accelerator ('22), American Public Media's Next Challenge Program (2021), NYU's Accelerator Series (2021), and AAJA's Catalyst Entrepreneurship Program for Founders of Color (2020).

She is an Alexia Fellow at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (2023), a Mark & Debra Leslie Fellow (2022), an NYU Female Founder Fellow (2021), and a Founder in Residence at NYU's Entrepreneurial Institute (2021-2023).                          

Adriana earned a Master's Degree in Journalism from NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism (2021), a BFA in Photography from The School of Visual Arts in NYC (2007), and a B.A. in Anthropology from The University of Puerto Rico (2001). She has been mentored by Michael Palmer (Winslow Capital), James Watson (Presidio Partners), Jeff Levick (Spotify, Google), Bharat Krish (Time Digital), and Whitney C. Johnson (National Geographic, New Yorker).      

Her career and work at Visura have been featured in numerous publications—including CNNComcast NBCUniversalThe Washington PostThe San Francisco ChronicleThe New York TimesSeven Days, PDN, NY Daily NewsSVAaPhotoEditor, and The Daring Magazine, amongst others.


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