About FotoVisura.com

Launched June 2010
Designed & production by Graham Letorney
Curatorial & creative direction by Adriana Teresa Letorney
Website development by Jamie Peloquin Design

Overview


FotoVisura is an international self-publishing community and resource for art and documentary photography.

For Photographers & Editors


In addition to an international self-publishing community & resource for art & documentary photography, the fotovisura.com project is also a library and search engine for editors, curators, collectors and lovers of art and photography. See who has been discovered on FotoVisura recently.

This platform consists of an annual membership for photographers that offers:

  • 1) A Profile that photographers can use to self-publish their work in 'albums' consisting of images, video and text. Much like a personal website with the added benefit of being connected to a large collective public archive which editors are using as a resource. FotoVisura also offers an integrated Portfolio Site template which mirrors your profile with a clean layout and a custom URL.
  • 2) An online Public Archive & Search Index, where work can rise to public attention.
  • 3) A photography grant open to members that exposes work to a board of contributing editors.
  • 4) Educational initiatives to connect photographers with contributing editors on an individual basis, e.g. photo-editing workshops, seminars and an art residency for students, alumni and emerging photojournalists at the Visura Lodge in Stowe, Vemont.
  • 5) Curated online and physical exhibitions.
  • 6) Local Motion, an outlet that is free of cost for photography institutions and annual FV-members to promote news about exhibitions, events, competitions, grants, publications, artist talks, that streams to our home page, public archive, and newsletter.

FotoVisura facilitates self publishing by broadcasting each user's work to his or her network of contacts, as well as displaying it in the public archive; members can also submit their work to online curated galleries such as Visura Magazine's Your View and Visura Spotlight; as well as The FotoVisura Grant.

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How To Use FotoVisura


For more information on how to use FotoVisura.com visit the support site.

Join Our Photography Newsletter


FotoVisura publishes a semimonthly newsletter with photography and news features from accross the community, as well as information on our photography grant, editing workshops, exhibitions and festivals - sign-up here.

Testimonials


Read testimonials from FotoVisura members.

Our Mission


FotoVisura Inc's mission is to develop a model that facilitates the career and creative development of student, alumni and emerging art and documentary photographers.

About fotovisura inc.


fotovisura inc. is a creative firm dedicated to publishing, production, design, and online media. Co-founded by Adriana Teresa and Graham Letorney, fotovisura inc. produces Visura Magazine, The FotoVisura Pavilion, FotoVisura.com, The FotoVisura Grant, The FotoVisura Panel Discussions, The FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation and Review, The Editing Sessions at the Visura Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, as well as Visura Exchange, a marketplace for photography.

About the Founders

Adriana Teresa / Visura Graham Letorney / Visura

ADRIANA TERESA
Co-Founder & Visual Artist
Publisher & Creative Dir.
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GRAHAM LETORNEY
Co-Founder & Visual Artist
Lead Design & Web Production
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CONTACT US DIRECTLY
hello@fotovisura-inc.com

FotoVisura Associates


Acacia Johnson, USA
www.fotovisura.com/user/acaciajohnson
acacia@fotovisura.com

Acacia Johnson is a fine-art photographer from Anchorage, Alaska, whose work explores northern landscape and human relationship to nature. In particular, she is interested in the way that the dynamic contrasts of the Far North impart a heightened sense of being alive; in the way that a world not governed by conventions of light or time seems to fall into the realm of the magical. Her work has been shown in Alaska, New York, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, and is permanently archived in a collection at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Spain
www.fotovisura.com/user/alejandractr
Alejandra@fotovisura.com

Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a photographer born in Barcelona, Spain. She received a BA in Sociology from the University of Barcelona and an MFA in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is currently living in Boston.

Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity. She is interested in discovering and raising questions about how an individual's identity is transformed by the group, but also on exploring how the first shapes the latter.
Tammy Law, Australia
www.fotovisura.com/user/tammylaw
tammy@fotovisura.com

Tammy Law is a Brisbane based photographer whose photo documentaries to-date have focused on post-earthquake China, ageing day-laborer homes in Japan, living situations of indigenous Australians in Far North Queensland and more recently, the distribution of gender rights in Ethiopia. Her work has been described as, ‘innovative and evocative documentary work… that include social justice issues and the ostensibly mundane urban spaces in which we live’. Tammy’s photographs have appeared in publications like Monocle Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Frankie Magazine, The Big Issue and Asia Geographic.

Guest Contributing Editors & Educators


2014 FotoVisura Grant Judges
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
William A. Ewing, Director of Curatorial Projects for Thames & Hudson
Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital
MaryAnne Golon, Director of photography, Ast. Managing Editor, Washington Post
Caroline Smith, Photography Director, Marie Claire Magazine
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions
Adriana Teresa Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura

2014 Spotlight Student Grant Judges
Emma Raynes, Program Director, Magnum Foundation's Emergency Fund
Clara de Tezanos, Co-founder and Director, La Fototeca
Angelika Hala, Photo Editor, Stern Magazine
Amy Wolff, Photo Editor (PDN30), Photo District News
Mirjam Evers, Executive Producer, Eddie Adams Workshop
Graham Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura

2012 FotoVisura Grant Judges
Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
James Estrin, Co-Editor, New York Times Lens Blog
Christina Cahill, Manager, Reportage by Getty Images
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions
Claire O'Neill, Editor, NPR Picture Show Blog
Neil Harris, Associate Photo Editor, TIME
Jamie Goldenberg, Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine

2012 Spotlight Student Grant Judges
Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, PDN Magazine
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
Michael Itkoff, Cofounder, Daylight Books
Manik Katya, Photo Editor, Emaho Magazine

2011 FotoVisura Grant Judges
Patrick Witty, International Picture Editor, Time
James Estrin, Co-Editor of the NY Times Lens Blog
Claire O'Neill, Editor, NPR Picture Show Blog
Elizabeth Avedon, Curator & Editor

2011 Spotlight Student Grant Judges
Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography at Woodstock
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, PDN Magazine
Nathalie Herschdorfer, Curator & Historian

2010 FotoVisura Grant Judges
Larry Fink, Photographer, BARD Professor of Photography
James Estrin, Co-Editor of the NY Times Lens Blog
Lauren Heinz, Editor, Foto 8 and 8 Magazine

2010 Spotlight Student Grant Judges
Henry Horenstein, Photographer, Author, RISD Professor of Photography
Larry Fink, Photographer, BARD Professor of Photography
Claire O'Neill, Editor, NPR's Picture Show blog
Lauren Schneiderman, Editor, Visura Spotlight
2013 Visura Lodge Guest Editors
William A. Ewing, Directorial of Curatorial Projects for Thames & Hudson
Emily Keegin, Deputy Photo Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
James Estrin, Co-Editor of the NY Times Lens Blog
Denise Wolff, Senior Photobook Editor, Aperture
Angelika Hala, Photo Editor, Stern Magazine
Sam Barzilay, Creative Dir., United Photo Industries & Photoville

2012 Visura Lodge Guest Editors
Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic
Neil Harris, Photo Editor, TIME Magazine
Denise Wolff, Senior Photobook Editor, Aperture
Sam Barzilay, Creative Dir., United Photo Industries & Photoville
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker
James Estrin, Co-Editor of the NY Times Lens Blog

Past Contributors

 
Nina Mendez-Marti, New York City / San Juan, PR
www.fotovisura.com/user/ninamendezmarti
nina@fotovisura.com

Through the lens of a camera-driven mind, Nina Méndez Martí has fully explored her interest in the artistic world. By turning the camera on to herself and others, Nina has consciously begun the never-ending road to self discovery. Her childhood days in San Juan, Puerto Rico developed around snap shots, canvas and stages. In 2007, she worked in California with documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield, where she discovered the art of portrait photography. A Master in Photography at EFTI, the school of Photography in Madrid, Spain, became the next big step towards her professional development.
Henry Jacobson, Washington, DC / New York City
www.fotovisura.com/user/hhwjacobson
henry@fotovisura.com

Henry Jacobson is a photographer and filmmaker based in New York and DC. He is the cinematographer, director, and producer on many documentary films, including Fambul Tok, Folk, Truth in Translation, After the War, Sound and Vision, Brawley and Fair Chase. His “fashion films” have garnered much attention, the first of which, Lost/Loved, appeared in the Fotovisura “Love and War” exhibit at the 2011 NY Photo Festival. His still photography has been published and exhibited internationally. Publications include The New York Times, Zink, Marie Claire Italy, GOOD, PDN, Visura, Hollywood Reporter, and Filler among others.
Molly Triffin, Stowe, Vermont / New York City
molly@fotovisura.com

Molly Triffin worked at Cosmopolitan for eight years, where, as features director, she wrote about everything from wrongfully convicted prisoners to dangerous plastic surgery trends to how to squeeze more time out of your day, and supervised the magazine's special projects and events. She had a glass-walled office overlooking the Hudson River, spent way too much money on way too tall shoes, and went out nearly every night of the week. In November, her life flipped upside-down when she moved with her ski-addict husband to Stowe. Now—considering she not only stops for pedestrians but waves at them, knows how to stack wood (criss-crossed with a few inches of space between each log), and counts cheese-making and needle felting among her new hobbies—she's nearly adjusted to life in the land of golden retrievers and Subaru Outbacks…of which she has both. She still writes regularly for Cosmopolitan, and also freelances for a variety of publications including Food Network Magazine and Boston Common.