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    Adriana Teresa Letorney

    co-founder, UFO
  • Location: Stowe, VT
    Nationality: Puerto Rican
    Biography: Adriana Teresa Letorney is the Co-founder & Creative Director of Visura.co (formerly known as fotovisura.com)—the global networking platform for photography and media. Adriana is dedicated to the formation and implementation of economic... read on

Searching for Photographers under 30 in the US

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | News

Please email me to receive more info. 

Thank you, 

Adriana Teresa


Dear Visura Family

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | News

We stand side by side, and we will move forward together. 

As a Latin American, Puerto Rican, female, mother, and founder of Visura—a startup that seeks to build a platform that reduces the amount of money and time people spend on having an online presence to connect, share their work and vision, and access career opportunities based on MERIT, regardless of race, culture, genre or social-economical background—I join the many advocates, who in their own way, are finding the strength and courage to fulfill what is now an even greater responsibility: in my case, to stand for VISURA.

United with respect, we are stronger! Please feel free to connect with me, reach out to each other, and know that Visura has your back. 

with love, 

Adriana Teresa
Founder, Visura


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | News

Photojournalists in Brussels, please contact me at your earliest convenience. I hope you are safe. Kindly, Adriana Teresa

The 2016 FotoVisura Grant is now accepting submissions

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | News

Visura awards one winner with a $5000.00 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention. Read more and submit, here

PRIME members: I will be reviewing websites this coming week

Sunday, January 24, 2016 | News

Send me a message if you are interested! 

Adriana Teresa

PRIME Members: Volunteering my time to review the design of your website

Saturday, January 2, 2016 | News

HAPPY 2016!!! 

If you are a PRIME member and would like for me to review the design of your website, please send an email to editor@visura.co! 

DEADLINE: Friday, January 8, 2016 at noon. 

I look forward to seeing your work! 

Adriana Teresa
cofounder, Creative Director


Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | News

Hi members, due to popular demand—I am coordinating a second newsletter announcement that includes a selection of Highlights from our COMMUNITY NEWS, as a result of our members posting to their News Blog. If you have a highlight of the year, you want to share with us for consideration, please email me at editor@visura.co by THURSDAY at noon. 

REQUIREMENTS: Submit a link to your Visura News Post with the announcement that you feel best represents a highlight of your year! Please note that we need to make a selection but we will do our best to include as many posts as possible! 
SUBMIT TO: editor@visura.co

Looking forward, 

Adriana Teresa
cofounder, VISURA

Photographers in Chicago, please connect

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | Success Stories

Please send me a note with your profile with samples of your projects and work to my inbox or to editor@visura.co.

Thanks, Adriana Teresa

A moment of silence

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | News

On behalf of Visura, our sincerest condolences to all those who have died and were injured in the heartless attacks in France, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. 

The Book that changed my life: Travelog by Charles Harbutt

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | News

Honored to have been interviewed by the powerhouse writer Miss Sara Rosen for her blog on the book that changed my life: Charles Harbutt's Travelog

View interview, here
Charles Harbutt on Visura Magazine, search here

Huffington Post: Reflections on Visa Pour L'image

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | News

One of the main highlights of Visa Pour L'image was seeing and meeting dozens of freelance photojournalists roaming the streets of Perpignan during the professional week hoping for an opportunity to connect and share with other photographers and editors. Of the work I saw and the dozens I met with, I want to highlight three freelance photojournalists, whose work moved me to the core.
Read full article, here

TIPS for PLUS members

Friday, September 18, 2015 | Success Stories

  • * Connect: Browse the Archive and GUILD. 
    NEWS Posts stream through Local Motion
  • * Upload PROJECTS: submit to the Editors' GUILD
  • * Go to Account Settings on your Dashboard, and add your Social Media Url links
  • * Grow your community of members and email subscribers. In a few months, you will be able to send your community a newsletter.  Invite members and non-members to join your comunity using the SEND/SHARE option. 
    * Create and develop your 
    Photo Stream Blogs, as well as your own News and Personal blogs.
  • Make sure your website and contact info is visible.
  • Update your Current Location as you travel
  • Tag your projects...remember you can set ta project to private if you do not want them to be visible on the Public Archive, yet still submit to the Editors' GUILD...so that editors can se the project. You can also write to the editors directly. Many write posts on their own Blogs on how photographers can connect with them.  

    Write with questions to info@fotovisura.com
    Remember, it all starts with you. 


    Adriana Teresa

Submit to Assignment Contest

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Open Calls

  • Deadline is August 31, 2015. More Info, view here.
  • Dear Members

    Friday, August 14, 2015 | News

    Publicity articles are great—they feature the organization that makes the grants possible and highlight the winning photographers. Yet, there is one thing missing: the photographers do not get paid for the feature and because of the spotlight, the possibilities of the work being bought and featured by another publication are little to none. We all know this, and we all know that this needs to change: we need to work together in a way that doesn't jeopardize the possibilities for opportunity for the highlighted photographers. And, there is a way.

    Visura is so grateful for all the publications that are joining and supporting this new movement filled with new approaches, incentives, initiatives and ideas. It takes risk to change, but your leadership is a sign that this industry is filled with hope.

    I stand by all Visura members: photographers, editors and the organizations that are joining. You are standing for a future where photographers can make a living in photography. You do what you can and each act is changing lives and the way the industry thinks. No one person acts alone. Today is another example as to how together we can make a difference....and it all started with you.

    And to you—I am eternally grateful.

    Like my grandfather used to say: 
    Little by little without making a fuss.


    Adriana Teresa

    Photographers: Who worked in Ferguson?

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 | News

    Send me a message please. ASAP. 


    Saturday, July 4, 2015 | News

    Independence comes with responsibility, one that requires respect, integrity and selflessness. I believe in independence. It is one thing I work every day to become more of...easier said than done... But maybe in the pursuit of achieving it, maybe one day, alongside so many who in there own path are doing the same- we will witness equality for all individuals, cultures and communities living in the mainland. Maybe... Just maybe. Today, I celebrate all the individuals that take a stand to protect our independence as well as the stories of independence that inspire and keep our hopes alive.

    Have a great weekend! 


    Adriana Teresa

    Connect with the team of Editors at The Washington Post

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | News

    CONNECT with the team of Editors at The Washington Post to learn about their work and vision. 

    Click here

    Mary Ellen Mark (March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015)

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | News

    MARY ELLEN MARK achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film STREETWISE, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.

    Mary Ellen recently received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House as well as the Outstanding Contribution Photography Award from the World Photography Organisation. She has also received the Infinity Award for Journalism, an Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Walter Annenberg Grant for her book and exhibition project on AMERICA. Among her other awards are the Cornell Capa Award from the International Center of Photography, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. She was also presented with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts; three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography; the World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years; the Victor Hasselblad Cover Award; two Robert F. Kennedy Awards; and the Creative Arts Award Citation for Photography at Brandeis University.

    She has published eighteen books including Passport (Lustrum Press, 1974), Ward 81 (Simon & Schuster, 1979), Falkland Road (Knopf, 1981), Mother Teresa's Mission of Charity in Calcutta (Friends of Photography, 1985), The Photo Essay: Photographers at work (A Smithsonian series), Streetwise (second printing, Aperture, 1992), Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years (Bulfinch, 1991), Indian Circus,(Chronicle, 1993 and Takarajimasha Inc., 1993), Portraits (Motta Fotografica, 1995 and Smithsonian, 1997), a Cry for Help (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999), Mary Ellen Mark 55 (Phaidon, 2001), Photo Poche: Mary Ellen Mark (Nathan, 2002), Twins (Aperture, 2003), Exposure (Phaidon, 2005), Extraordinary Child (The National Museum of Iceland, 2007), Seen Behind the Scene (Phaidon, 2009), Prom (Getty, 2012) and Man and Beast (University of Texas Press, 2014.) Mark's photographs have been exhibited worldwide.

    She also acted as the associate producer of the major motion picture, AMERICAN HEART (1992), directed by, Martin Bell.

    Her book, Exposure, is a large retrospective book published by Phaidon Press. It showcases 134 of Mary Ellen's best images, including both iconic and previously unpublished images.

    Her most recent book Man and Beast features photographs from Mexico and India.

    Aside from her book and magazine work, Mark has photographed advertising campaigns among which are Barnes and Noble, British Levis, Coach Bags, Eileen Fisher, Hasselblad, Heineken, Keds, Mass Mutual, Nissan, and Patek Philippe. - 

    See more at: http://www.maryellenmark.com/bio_resume/bio_resume.html#sthash.VxbRzzxZ.dpuf

    Photo: Self-portrait by Mary Ellen Mark
    This bio was taken from her website:

    WEEKLY OFFER: Members interested in Upgrading to PRIME

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 | News


    Inquirires, write to us at: info@fotovisura.com

    CHECK OUT OUR GRANTS for FV-members

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 | News

    2015 fotovisura Grant for Outstanding Photography Project

    Recognizing photographers for their images, stories and dedication as well as the extent that he or she is willing to go to bring about positive change in society. Thefotovisura Grant supports personal projects and encourages the production and development of photography outside of the commercial realm.

    View the list of JUDGES, here.  
    For more info, click here.

    with Guest Judge
    Coburn Dukehard, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic


    Thursday, April 23, 2015 | News

    This 2-day intensive workshop aims to pair two photographers with a guest editor through one-on-one and group sessions focused on the editing, sequencing, and/or layout of a project. The guest editor will share his or her knowledge and experience with the photographer to further their work.

    2015 Schedule: 
    May 28-29
     MaryAnne Golon Director of Photography, Asst. to Managing Editor, Washington Post 
    Jun 25-26
     Deborah Dragon Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine 
    Aug 6-7
     Genevieve Fussell Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker 
    Aug 20-21
     Daniel Power Founder of powerHouse Books & co-founder of NYPH 
    Sept 10-11
     Niko Koppel Photo Editor, The New York Times 
    Sept 24-25
     Elizabeth Griffin Strategic Visual Content for Hearst News Desk & Photo Editor

    Seven Days features fotovisura.com!

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 | News

    Learn more about fotovisura, our history and mission! Thank you for being a part of this journey. Together we are presenting a new model for photgraphers, editors and organizatins to connect, share, hire and get hired. We cannot do this alone. So, thank you for joining. 

    To read the article, click here


    Adriana Teresa

    Sneak Peek: Check out who recently joined GUILD

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 | News


    Brett Roegiers

    Photo Editor, CNN 


    Elizabeth Griffin

    Photo Editor and Strategic Visual Content Editor, 
    Esquire and Hearst Digital Media 

    MRC 1965-Edit-2

    Diana Suryakusuma

    Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek 

    Walgren Mug 2014

    Judy Walgren

    Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle 


    Mark Murrmann

    Photo Editor, Mother Jones 


    Aperture Foundation

    New York, NY 




    Brooklyn, NY 



    Glitterati Incorporated

    New York, NY 



    Houston Center for Photography

    Houston, TX 


    upi logo

    United Photo Industries

    Brooklyn, NY 



    World Photography Organisation

    London, UK 

    More info: click here 

    Photographer Kiana Hayeri Joins GUILD

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 | News

    Fotovisura is delighted to announce that photographer Kiana Hayeri has joined GUILD. 
    Please check out her new website via @fotovisura: www.kianahayeri.com

    Born in Iran in 1988, Kiana moved to Canada. While she was still a teenager, photography soon became her preferred way to bridge the communication gap faced in a new country with a new language and culture. Half way through her last year of university, Kiana put her life in a backpack and in search of her 'home,' started a nomad life. With a keen interest in documentary projects, she aims to use her camera to tell stories, with a social message. She is presently pursuing projects that illuminate her cultural background. Focusing on young women, Kiana continues to document challenges Iranian people face, both in Iran and abroad.

    Her work has been published by Newsweek, Le Monde, Time Magazine, CBC, Globe and Mail, among others. She's a regular contributor to Everyday Project from Middle East, loosely based out of Kabul Kabul.

    Follow her on Instagram (@kianahayeri) where she shares bits and pieces of daily life as she roams, explores and tells stories.

    GUILD member Antonio Pulgarin takes over @fotovisura Instagram

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 | News

    GUILD member Antonio Pulgarin is taking over our Instagram. TUNE IN @Fotovisura

    February 16-20th

    Aperture: Exhibition curated by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | News

    The Chinese Photobook Curated by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren
    Opening Reception

    Show: The Chinese Photobook
    Date: Wednesday, February 11
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY


    Join Aperture Foundation for the opening reception of The Chinese Photobook, curated by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren. The selection of books on view includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers. Each and every featured photobook offers a new perspective on the complicated history of China, from the beginning of the twentieth century onward. More info: click here

    New York Times 'Lens' Blog features Ric Rocamora

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | News

    New York Times 'Lens' Blog features Ric Rocamora

    View here

    CNNPhotos features Russian photographer Denis Syniakov

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | News

    CNNPhotos features Russian photographer Denis Syniakov

    View here

    MAGNUM FOUNDATION Announces results of 2015's Emergency Fund

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | News

    EF 2015 GRANTEES
    Asim Rafiqui, Curran Hatleberg, Elena Perlino, Emine Gozde Sevim, Guy Martin, Massimo Berruti, Matt Black, Nii Obodai Provencal, Pete Muller, Peter DiCampo, and Peter van Agtmael

    Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund (EF) enables independent documentary photographers to investigate and document under-reported social justice stories by providing seed support, mentoring, and technical assistance. EF projects address critical global issues that have not received the attention they deserve, or budding crises that are still over the horizon. MF’s investment in documentary production is combined with a dedication to the wide distribution of the resulting images. Through MFs partnership-building and assistance, EF-funded photo projects have been featured in such media outlets as The New Yorker, TIME, The Washington Post, National Geographic, World Policy Journal, De Standard, and Stern.

    Each year, a diverse group of photography professionals nominate 100 photographers to submit proposals. An independent Editorial Committee selects 8 to 15 photographers to support.

    The Emergency Fund is made possible with support from Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and the Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation

    The New Yorker: Moving Downtown

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | News

    The New Yorker moved to its new headquarters at 1 World Trade Center. For the past few weeks, photo editor Jakson Krule has been documenting their move downtown on the photo department’s Instagram feed. Follow the posts at #TNYmoves until Wednesday.

    SUBMIT to the Third Annual New York Portfolio Review

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | News

    We know how hard it is to be a photographer today and that every break counts. That’s why we are again putting together 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 11 and 12.

    And … wait for it … it’s free. Read on here

    The deadline is Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. 
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