Adriana Teresa Letorney

Creative Director, Producer, Publisher and Writer
Founder / Visura.Co | Cofounder / Scout Film Festival
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican
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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on National Geographic: Systemic racism and coronavirus are killing people of color. Protesting isn't enough
adriana teresa letorney
Jun 6, 2020
STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY RUDDY ROYE
AS TOLD TO NINA STROCHLIC

"Instead of marching or kneeling in solidarity, white people who are really interested in seeing change should go back to their families and friends with messages and action plans to fix their communities. Those who are “woke” need to wake up others. Take the fight to places that black folks don’t have access to. I don’t believe a protest is the best place to educate the wider American public. Protests are often fueled by rage, not reason." —Ruddy Roye



Systemic racism and coronavirus are killing people of color. Protesting isn't enough
After the protests end and the pandemic passes, will anything change for America's communities of color?
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Recommend: on NYT: Behold Vermont, from above

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Photographs and Text by  Caleb Kenna At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel..
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2020 Joop Swart Masterclass: Meet the 24 visual storytellers selected for the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — We’re pleased to announce the selected participants for the 27th edition of the  Joop Swart..
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A very personal note/reflection

By Adriana Teresa Letorney / Array — As many of you know, I am the mother of a six-year-old son. These days have been really challenging for all..
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on National Geographic: HISTORYESSAY Why does this legendary Black photographer's work continue to resonate today?

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — SOMETIMES ONE OF the most interesting things about a photograph is what's just outside the frame...
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NPR Podcast: Puerto Rico, Island Of Racial Harmony?

By Shared by Adriana Teresa Letorney — Puerto Rico, Island Of Racial Harmony? Many Puerto Ricans grow up being taught that they're a mixture..
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Recommend: From the archive of TED Talks: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter | Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi (2016)

By shared by Adriana Teresa Letorney, Visura Founder — Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and..
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Recommend: on TIME: 'I Couldn't Just Sit and Watch.' Photographing New York City's George Floyd Protests

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — BY  MALIKE SIDIBE   MAY 30, 2020 11:46 AM EDT Sidibe is a photographer represented by  The..
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Recommend: Music: Bongeziwe Mabandla Sukiyaki Tokyo 2014 Official archives

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Introduced by Stella Nantongo , Programme Coordinator at Uganda Press Photo Award , I would love to share..
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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..
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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..
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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)..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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TIP: For better or for others—Putting myself out there

By Adriana Teresa Letorney — Let me tell you about my experience with awards and recognitions. For everyone who gets frustrated about..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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