Interviewed

Michael Santiago
Photographer

Michael's work focuses on issues concerning people of color and their communities; ranging from issues surrounding obesity, cancer, race and identity, family relationships, healthy eating, youth empowerment and more. He is the recipient of the 2015 Alexia Foundation student grant for his project "Stolen Land, Stolen Future" a body of work focusing on Black farmers of California.

VISURA INTERVIEWS Visura regularly produces interviews with our members, providing the opportunity for international exposure and dialog.

Follow Michael Santiago | Visura Site Builder | Browse Visura Editors

Published

Jason Houston
Nature Conservancy

Photojournalist and documentary photographer Jason Houston has spent over 20 years photographing community, culture, and how we live on the planet for editorial and NGO clients.

ABOUT THE COVER: "In spring of 2015, after a year of negotiation with The Nature Conservancy, I began training and was certified as a wildland firefighter with the Southern Rockies Wildland Fire Module. In Fall of 2015 I embedded with the Module for a month, working prescribed burns in the oak grasslands of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, photographing when they didn't need me on the line. Final project was just published as the cover story for Nature Conservancy magazine in the Aug/Sept 2016 issue." - Jason Houston

WHY VISURA? Jason is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create his website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Recently, Nature Conservancy published Jason's work from Alaska after finding it on Visura.

Follow Jason Houston | Visura Site Builder | Browse Visura Editors

Photographer Jason Houston on Visura

Published

Photographer Aaron Vincent Elkaim on Visura

Aaron Vincent Elkaim
The New Yorker

Aaron Vincent Elkaim (b.1981) is a Canadian documentary photographer and founding member of the Boreal Collective. Aaron's work has been recognized by a number of institutions including the 2014 Oskar Barnak Award, 2012 Daylight Photo Award, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, Photolucidia, PDN, the Lucie Awards, and FotoVisura, among others.

WHY VISURA? Aaron is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Recently, The New Yorker assigned Aaron to photograph "A dream job ... in Peru's Amazon looking for an isolated tribe with the legendary [writer] Jon Lee Anderson."

Follow Aaron Vincent Elkaim | Visura Site Builder | Browse Visura Editors

Exhibition

Kathy Ryan
at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Kathy Ryan: Office Romance at Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City. Kathy Ryan is the longtime director of photography at The New York Times Magazine. In the words of architect Renzo Piano, his New York Times building was “all about the light, and the vibration of light and shadow.” Working on the 6th floor of the building, Ryan admired how the light of New York City would stream in from the large clear glass windows and cast spectacular architectural shadows from the unusual ceramic rods that encase the building. In the fall of 2012, Kathy Ryan saw a zigzag of light on a staircase and grabbed her iPhone to take a picture. From then on, she was hooked.

WHY VISURA? Kathy joined Visura to judge the upcoming Photojournalism Grant as well as share news with our community and discover new work and talent.

Follow Kathy Ryan | Browse Visura Editors

Photographer Kathy Ryan on Visura

Published

Photographer Lynsey Addario on Visura

Lynsey Addario
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War

Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to risk her life, to set out across the world, and to make a name for herself. It’s What I Do follows a course unavoidable for Addario—from her first camera and the pictures it inspired, to early years as a street photographer and the inspiration she found in the work of Sebastião Salgado. Photography becomes a way for her to travel with a purpose—a singular ambition that shapes and drives her.

WHY VISURA? Lynsey joined Visura to judge the upcoming Photojournalism Grant as well as share news with our community and discover new work and talent.

Follow Lynsey Addario | More About The Book

Published

Andrea Santolaya
Smithsonian

Andrea Santolaya (b. Madrid, 1982) earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York where she also worked for Manolo Valdes photographing his monumental sculptures in NYC at Broadway Avenue and the N.Y Botanical Garden. She later published a book on the Botanical Garden in New York with La Fabrica Editions which earned the 1st Prize for best art publication 2014 by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Spain.

WHY VISURA? Andrea is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Recently, Smithsonian published Andrea's work from Alaska after finding it on Visura.

Follow Andrea Santolaya | Visura Site Builder | Browse Visura Editors

Photographer Andrea Santolaya on Visura

Published

Photographer Michael Bonfigli on Visura

Michael Bonfigli
The Washington Post

Michael Bonfigli is a Washington DC based photojournalist, a former Peace Corps volunteer with a masters degree in education. He has over 20 years of experience photographing a wide range of topics around the world for magazines, NGOs, and commercial clients. He is also a founding member Metro Collective, an international coalition photographers who are united by a shared dedication to documentary work focusing on humanistic stories and Templates.

WHY VISURA? Michael is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create his website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Not long after joining, The Washington Post published Michael's project Mt. Pleasant’s Unfiltered Light after finding it on Visura.

Follow Michael Bonfigli | Visura Site Builder | Visura Photographers' Guild

Writer

Sara Rosen
On Raphael Albert's
Miss Black and Beautiful

Recently published in Crave Magazine, Miss Rosen writes — "Inspired by the spirit of the times Raphael began hosting local beauty pageants for black women before packed crowds at the legendary Hammersmith Palais in West London, a tradition that continued for more than three decades, into the 1980s. "

"For the first time, a major photography exhibition of his work is on view in Raphael Albert: Miss Black and Beautiful at Autograph APB, London, through September 24, 2016. Curated by Renée Mussai, the exhibition features more than 50 modern exclusive black and white fiber prints, color, and vintage photographs—many of which are being shown for the first time—as well as a selection of archive materials and ephemera."

WHY VISURA? Sara Rosen joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.

Follow Sara Rosen | Raphael Albert at Autograph ABP

Photographer Raphael Albert: Miss Black and Beautiful - Sara Rosen on Visura

Published

Photographer Candace Feit on Visura

Candace Feit
The New York Times | World

Candace Feit is a documentary photographer and artist focusing on creating deep narratives of people and their relationship to their environments and the objects within them.

WHY VISURA? Candace is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Recently, The New York Times published her series "A Woman In My Heart".

Follow Candace Feit | Visura Site Builder | Visura Photographers' Guild

Interviewed

Alejandra Carles-Tolra
Vice Magazine | Broadly

Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona who just moved from the US East Coast to London in September. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.

WHY VISURA? Alejandra is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Recently, Vice Magazine interviewed Alejandra about her "Bears" series after finding her work on Visura.

Follow Alejandra Carles-Tolra | Visura Site Builder | Visura Photographers' Guild

Photographer Solmaz Daryani on Visura

Featured

Erika P. Rodriguez on The New York Times Lens Blog

Erika Rodriguez
The New York Times | Lens Blog

Erika Rodriguez is a San Juan based photographer who was raised between the concrete jungle of the city and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. After suffering from the common island fever she took a one-way plane to California to get a BS in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute.

WHY VISURA? Erika is a Visura Guild Member and used Visura's Site Builder to create her website, share her news and network with an international community of artists, editors and buyers. Recently, she her project The Oldest Colony was featured on The New York Times Lens Blog.

Follow Erika Rodriguez | Visura Site Builder | Visura Photographers' Guild

Published

Solmaz Daryani
Foreign Policy Magazine

Iranian freelance and self-taught photographer, Solmaz Daryani is based in Tabriz, Iran. Solmaz has been working on her personal project titled, The Eyes of Earth, investigating the environmental and human impact of the drying of Lake Urmia in Iran.

WHY VISURA? Solmaz used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Foreign Policy published her “The eyes of Earth” series after finding her work on Visura.

Follow Solmaz Daryani | Visura Site Builder | Follow Foreign Policy

Photographer Solmaz Daryani on Visura

Gallery

News: Photographer Martin Parr's Strange Paradise on Visura

Carmen Elsa Lopez
Presenting Martin Parr's Strange Paradise
The Harts Gallery | July 2 - Aug 27

Parr first garnered attention in the mid-80s with his series and book, The Last Resort:Photographs of New Brighton, documenting leisure seekers at a seaside town in the United Kingdom. It is with the subject matter of these images, along with his use of saturated color, that Parr begins to lead the viewer down a road where seemingly meaningless everyday moments become a source of irony, absurdity, obsessive attention, grotesque detail and even magic.

WHY VISURA? Carmen uses Visura to share her news with our community of photographers, photo editors and media organizations. Carmen is the founder and director of The Hearts Gallery in New Milford, Connecticut, USA.

Follow Carmen Elsa Lopez | The Hearts Gallery

Published

Diana Bagnoli
CNN Photos

Diana Bagnoli was born in Turin, Italy and studied photography in Barcelona, Spain focusing on portrait and social reportage. Currently she is based in Turin shooting assignments for magazines such as Marie Claire, Le Monde Magazine, Vanity Fair, Io Donna, D di Repubblica, Days Japan, and Gioia.

WHY VISURA? Diana used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors. Recently, CNN Photos published her "Wild Love" series after finding her work on Visura.

Follow Diana Bagnoli | Visura Site Builder | Browse Visura Editors

Photographer Diana Bagnoli on Visura

Editor

Bill Cunningham - Newsweek - Visura

Shaminder Dulai
Newsweek

One of Visura's newest members, Shaminder is the Director of Visuals at Newsweek, a documentary photojournalist, a multimedia producer, and an editor.

Recently Shaminder shared Newsweek's piece on Bill Cunningham - "The art world and beyond is mourning the death of Bill Cunningham, the celebrated photographer who chronicled fashion and street culture for the New York Times for nearly 40 years." ... Read on at Newsweek.

WHY VISURA? Shaminder joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.

Follow Shaminder Dulai | Visura Editors

Published

Lindsey Leger
Wired Magazine

Visura member Lindsey Leger is a photojournalist and writer with a passion for exploring social and environmental issues in the Middle East. She is currently working as a news editor with Al Bawaba News and her work has been published widely.

WHY VISURA? Lindsey used Visura's Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists, editors and buyers.

Follow Lindsey Leger | Visura Site Builder | Follow Wired on Visura

Photographer Lindsey Leger on Visura

Writer

Legendary Photographer Cyndy Sherman - Sara Rosen on Visura

Sara Rosen
On Legendary Photographer
Cindy Sherman

Recently published in Crave Magazine, Miss Rosen writes — "Sherman has made it her life’s work to create a body of photographs in which she becomes a diverse array of societal archetypes almost exclusively available to white women in modern life. Working alone in her studio, Sherman becomes the mastermind of her enterprise, acting as author, director, make-up artist, hair stylist, wardrobe mistress, model, and photographer—all with one goal in mind: the creation of an image that transcends our assumptions about the feminine."

WHY VISURA? Sara Rosen joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.

Follow Sara Rosen

Interview

Myles Little
1% Privilege In A Time Of Global Inequality

Visura recently caught up with TIME Magazine photo editor Myles Little to chat about his recent project exploring global inequaltiy. The Huffington Post called him "a rising leader and visionary in the industry”. He studied photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has gone on to produce award-winning covers and features with some of the best photographers in the world.

VISURA INTERVIEWS Visura regularly produces interviews with our members, providing the opportunity for international exposure and dialog.

Myles Little on Visura | 1% Book & Installation

Open Call

BuzzFeed on Visura

2016 BuzzFeed Open Call
Brazil, Beyond the World Cup

A unique merit-based competition to win an exclusive paid opportunity to publish your work with BuzzFeed News. The focus is on visual stories depicting life in Brazil over the past 2 years. Including the challenges the country is still facing and how Brazil has changed since the World Cup.

VISURA OPEN CALLS Visura regularly partners with inspirational publishers and media outlets to provide our members with unique merit based opportunities to be hired and published.

Submit | More Open Calls

Instagram Takeover

Erika Rodriguez
Open Society Foundation

Erika Rodriguez was recently selected to take over Open Society Foundation's Instagram feed. Erika is a San Juan based photographer who was raised between the concrete jungle of the city and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. After suffering from the common island fever she took a one-way plane to California to get a BS in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute.

WHY VISURA? Erika is a Guild Member and used Visura's Site Builder to create her website, share her news and network with an international community of artists, editors and buyers.

Follow Erika Rodriguez | Visura Site Builder

Erika P. Rodriguez Instagram Takeover

Featured Interview

Adriana Teresa
Visura Founder

Photographers and Visual Artists make far too little and pay too much to brand, market, and distribute their work online - all from their own pocket. Visura Founder Adriana Teresa explains how Visura.co can help creatives and buyers alike to further their work and career.

VISURA INTERVIEWS Visura regularly produces interviews with our members, providing the opportunity for international exposure and dialog.

Follow Adriana Teresa

Promoted

Jason Houston
Senior Fellow, iLCP

Photojournalist Jason Houston has been promoted to Senior Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). iLCP works to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography.

WHY VISURA? Jason is a Guild Member and used Visura's Site Builder to create his website and network with an international community of artists, editors and buyers.

Jasonhouston.com | Site Builder | Apply To Guild

Photo by Jason Houston - Visura Guild Photographer

Top Finalist

Photographer Joao Pina via Visura

João Pina
2016 FotoVisura Grant

Visura is delighted to recognize Portuguese photographer João Pina as a Top Finalist of the 2016 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project for Gangland.

We extend our gratitude to the 2016 panel of judges: Beth Flynn, Deputy Photo Editor, The New York Times, Jean-Francois Leroy, Director, Visa pour l'Image, Clinton Cargill, Director of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek, Kate Bubacz, Senior Photo Editor, Buzzfeed News, and Michael Wichita, Director of Photography, AARP.

VISURA GRANT PROGRAM Announcing $25,000 in grants to empower photographers by supporting the production and development of their work, vision and career.

Follow João Pina | Grants | Open Calls

Published

Andre Malerba
Foreign Policy Magazine

Andre Malerba is an American photographer based in Yangon, Myanmar. His work is focused primarily on human rights, including labor issues and the plight of the Rohingya Muslims. Andre specializes in long term projects and in-depth stories, employing a gallery-photojournalistic style in order to create lasting, iconic images.

WHY VISURA? Andre uses Visura to share his projects with our community of photographers, photo editors and media organizations. He was published by Foreign Policy Magazine after finding his work on Visura.

Follow Andre Malerba | Visura Project Archive | Visura Editors

Published

Matt Hamon - Visura Photography Platform

Matt Hamon
CNN Photos

Matthew Hamon is a portrait photographer who lives in rural Montana. His photography exists conceptually and aesthetically in the spaces between photojournalism and staged editorial imagery. Self-described as "post-rural," Matt currently lives in Potomac, Montana near the Blackfoot River and teaches in the School of Art at the University of Montana in Missoula.

WHY VISURA? Matt used the Visura Site Builder to create his website and network with an international community of artists and editors. CNN published his “The Gleaners” series after finding his work on Visura.

Follow Matt Hamon | Visura Site Builder | CNN Pitch&Look

Published

Olga Ingurazova
National Geographic

Olga Ingurazova is a freelance self-taught documentary photographer with a background in international relations and economics based in Moscow, Russia. She began her photography career by documenting post-conflict recovery and the aftermath of separatist movements in the Caucasus.

WHY VISURA? Olga uses Visura to post her news and share her work with our community of photographers, photo editors and media organizations. She was published by National Geographic photo editor Alexa Keefe after finding her work on Visura.

Follow Olga Ingurazova | Visura Project Archive | Visura Editors

Olga Ingurazova - Visura Visual Artists Platform

Featured Editor

Photo by Emily Macinnes for Maggie Soladay, Visura Editor Guild

Maggie Soladay
Open Society Foundations

Maggie Soladay is photography editor at the Open Society Foundations in New York working on human rights issues around the world. She curates photographer take-overs for @opensocietyfoundations account on Instagram and is always looking for photography projects that explore global human rights and equality issues.

WHY VISURA? Maggie joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.

Follow Maggie Soladay | Visura Editors

Photo by Visura Member Emily Macinnes

Published

Cassandra Giraldo
The Atlantic

After a fatal shooting involving teenagers in her Brooklyn neighborhood, the photographer Cassandra Giraldo remembers how the media described them: "'Thugs,' 'hooligans,' 'gang members,'" she recalled. "It was insulting for me to read." Giraldo also knows better; the New York City-based photographer has been documenting urban youth culture since 2011 on Instagram as part of "The After School Project."

WHY VISURA? Cassandra is a Visura Guild Member and used the Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors.

Follow Cassandra Giraldo | Visura Photographers' Guild

Photo by Cassandra Giraldo - Visura Guild Photographer

Winner

Annie Flanagan - Visura Photography Platform

Annie Flanagan
Emerging Photographer Fund

Annie's project Deafening Sound examines the deep roots of gendered violence and rape culture in American society. Presently, it combines three documentary projects, a portrait series and a collection of artifacts. It is structured so that each chapter examines different ways systematic gendered violence persists in America. It aims to reduce the stigma of gendered violence, address the complicated cycle of abuse and elevate consciousness about the prevalence of rape culture.

WHY VISURA? Annie is a Visura Guild Member and used the Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors.

ABOUT Emerging Photographer Fund Burn Magazine's Emerging Photographer Fund aims to give recognition to the finest emerging authors out there and to provide funding to continue making a mark.

Follow Annie Flanagan | Burn Magazine Feature | Visura Photographers' Guild

Featured Photographer

Mary Fashbough
Connections, Month of Photography L.A.

LA-based artist Mary Fashbough’s photography and multi-media work challenges our preconceptions about sight and touch, creating a new dialog about intimacy and vulnerability. Mary was recently selected as a winner of our Connections Exhibition at Month of Photography LA, highlighting the diversity of talent showcasing their work on Visura.

VISURA EXHIBITIONS Visura regularly produces exhibitions and hosts open calls, providing our members the opportunity for international exposure and dialog.

Follow Mary Fashbough | Exhibition Info

Grant Winner

Francesco Anselmi

Visura is delighted to announce Italian photographer Francesco Anselmi as the recipient of the 2016 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project for Greek Chronicles.

We extend our gratitude to the 2016 panel of judges: Beth Flynn, Deputy Photo Editor, The New York Times, Jean-Francois Leroy, Director, Visa pour l'Image, Clinton Cargill, Director of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek, Kate Bubacz, Senior Photo Editor, Buzzfeed News, and Michael Wichita, Director of Photography, AARP.

VISURA GRANT PROGRAM Announcing $25,000 in grants to empower photographers by supporting the production and development of their work, vision and career.

Grants | Open Calls

Published

Lisa Elmaleh

Lisa Elmaleh tours Appalachia in her darkroom-equipped pickup truck, shooting and developing her portraiture on location. Lisa achieves her iconic and intimate imagery by painstakingly handcrafting her photographs using 19th-century wet plate process. 

WHY VISURA? Lisa used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors. CNN published her “American Folk” portrait series after finding her work on Visura.

Visura Site Builder | CNN Pitch&Look

Open Call Winner

Furkan Temir

Turkish artist Furkan Temir won our recent Instagram Open Call with his emotional and immediate imagery. Focusing on minorities living in the Middle East and Istanbul, Furkan’s work ranges from stark conflict photography to multi-media familial narratives.

WHY VISURA? Furkan used the Visura Site Builder to create his website and share his work with our community of photographers, photo editors and media organizations. He was selected as a winner of our recent Instagram Open Call, judged by former senior National Geographic photo editor Elizabeth Krist.

Follow Furkan Temir | Open Calls

Featured Editor

Joanna Milter
The New Yorker

Joanna Milter’s industry-leading vision spans eleven years with the Emmy award-winning The New York Times photography team to her current position as the Director of Photography at The New Yorker.

WHY VISURA? Joanna joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.

Follow Joanna Milter | Visura Editors

Photo by Pari Dukovic

Be Seen

Facebook Twitter Newsletter