Graham Letorney is a visual artist focusing in photography and design. His work spans photography and photography editing as well as website design and production. Graham is the co-founder of FotoVisura Inc., additonally, he initiated and curates the column titled 100 Words: Photographer's Speak on the NPR Picture Show Blog.
Born and raised in Northern Vermont, Graham has a dual degree in Business and Economics from the University of Colorado. After graduation in 2005, he moved to New York City to work at Magnum Photo Agency in the Magnum in Motion multimedia department. Later, he worked with Linblad Exhibitions and the National Geographics Society where he served as photo editor for www.expeditions.com. In 2007, he began working at powerHouse Books as lead web producer and designer, an opportunity that culminated in producing the New York Photo Festival website (designed by Pentagram) and the site for the New York Photo Awards. In July 2008, Graham and his now wife and partner Adriana Teresa, co-founded FotoVisura Inc. They were married that September and in January launched Visura Magazine, an online photography publication dedicated to featuring personal photography projects; amongst the photographers featured are Lauren Greenfield, Larry Fink, Jeff Jacobson, Elinor Carucci, Jodi Bieber, Charles Harbutt, Alex Webb, Shelby Lee Adams, Ed Kashi, Suzanne Opton, and nearly 150 others to date. Since its inception, the site has served over 1 Million article-views to its readers, as of February 2012. Meanwhile, FotoVisura produced the FotoVisura Pavilion during the New York Photo Festival (2008-11) and The FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation Reviews; in addition, the duo co-produced the inaugural 2010 GuatePhoto Festival in Guatemala City with La Fototeca Guatemala.
In June 2010 FotoVisura.com was born. A Self Publishing Platform and Photosharing Community, the site has served over 1.2 Million pages of photography albums to its readers since its inception. In addition to being an international online community, the FotoVisura project includes photography grants, workshop series and an art residency.
Currently, Graham is the lead website producer at Rovers North, a family business that serves as Land Rover's distributor for Classic Parts in North America. He lives with his wife Adriana Teresa between Stowe, Vermont and New York City. He continues to develop his personal photography and design projects. He likes to say, "since an early age photography has taken me. It has been a toy, a tool, an escape, and a way to communicate. Design and photography are tools of communication and they personally give me a means to see past my immediate reality—when I view the world through photography, I become a better individual. I learn about faraway people and places, reminding me that the world is vast and beyond my immediate understanding."
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