About Adriana Teresa LetorneyCo-founder and Executive ProducerAdriana Teresa Letorney is the Co-founder and Executive Producer at Scout Film Festival. She is also the Founder & CEO of Visura.co, the go-to networking platform for publishers to discover freelance visual storytellers worldwide.
Adriana Teresa is dedicated to studying the systematic challenges of sourcing professional freelance visual content creators and their content. Her mission is to elevate media literacy by highlighting the work of diverse freelance visual storytellers worldwide.
As a writer, she has contributed interviews, columns, feature essays, and profile stories for the New York Times, and Huffington Post, amongst other publications.
She has been a guest lecturer at numerous educational institutions, including the Fashion Institute of Technology
, Missouri School of Journalism
, The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
at Syracuse University, The School of Visual Arts
, and The New School
in NY. Throughout her career, Adriana Teresa has served as a publisher, producer, and co-producer. She was the publisher of Visura Magazine, producer of The FotoVisura Pavilion (2008-2013), and co-producer of the inaugural GuatePhoto International Festival (2010). She was also guest curator for the New York Photo Festival (2008-11), Lucie Awards (2010), Photoville (2012-13), and GuatePhoto Festival (2010-2015), amongst others. In 2011, Honorable Charles B. Rangel of the New York State House of Representatives added Adriana Teresa's Dia Exhibition to the Congressional Records in recognition of the impact it had in honoring the Puerto Rican photographers who documented their community in New York from 1960 to 1980.
Numerous publications have highlighted her career, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, NY Daily News, The Daring Magazine, SevenDays, amongst others.Adriana completed a BA in Anthropology (2001) at the University of Puerto Rico and a BFA in photography (2007) at the School of Visual Arts NY. While attending the SVA, Adriana worked at Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (2006), Bruce Silverstein Gallery (2006), and Rolling Stone Magazine (2007); as well as, served as personal assistant to Sylvia Plachy, Suzanne Opton, and Donna Ferrato.
In 2021, she completed a Master's in American Journalism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The same year, she joined NYU's Entrepreneurship Institute, where she completed the LaunchPad, an award-winning immersive 9-week accelerator for scalable startups led by NYU students.
Born & raised in Puerto Rico, Adriana Teresa lives between Vermont and New York with her son. Currently, she is an NYU Female Founder Fellow, and Founder in Residence.