The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project is an annual grant for Visura members with Plus, PRIME and GUILD accounts that aims to support and recognize a photographer for his or her long-term personal project as well as his or her vision. The the judges of the 2016 Grant were: Elizabeth Griffin (Esquire & Hearst Digital Media), Grey Hutton (Vice Magazine), Judy Walgren (San Francisco Chronicle), Lindsay Blatt (Instagram), MaryAnne Golon (The Washington Post), Sebastian Liste (Noor Images) and Simon Barnett (CNN).
Dates: April 29 — May 25, 2014
Events: Exhibition and Artist Talk
Location: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Queensland, Australia 4005
Tel 61 7 3358 8622, firstname.lastname@example.org
Curator: Adriana Teresa Letorney
Curated by Adriana Teresa and Graham Letorney, the exhibition presents a selection of individual images by FotoVisura Members recognized by a panel of leading editors and curators in the FotoVisura SPOTLIGHT Grant for Outstanding Student Photography Projects.The SPOTLIGHT exhibition celebrates personal projects by FotoVisura members who are distinguished photography students and alumni seeking to bring about positive change in society.
ARTIST TALK: Elle Irvine presents an artist talk about her personal photography project titled, Immeasurable at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia on Thursday 15th May, 2014.
This Exhibition is Sponsored by The Viso Lizardi Family.
Curator: Adriana Teresa Letorney, Visura
Larry Fink, Lauren Greenfield, Henry Horenstein, Edith Maybin, Andrea Bruce, Ruth Kaplan, Paz Errázurriz, Lana ŠleziÄ‡
Enamored is a visual reflection about the force within women which binds our strength with our passion, intelligence with our body and healing power through belief; the internal energy that makes us courageous and victorious, without retaliation. On the contrary, it is a force, inspired by love, that is revealed in our silence.
This exhibit addresses the innate inner strength in women, one that unites us worldwide; transcending social, cultural and economical barriers. The fiber of the feminine within. The inner spirit. The energy that crucifies and crowns. The radiance that inspires with love when one is enamored.
This photographic exhibition seeks to let this intangible force become tangible, at least for an instant. Maybe this visualization will inspire change.
An energetic projection of various photographic works, video and multi-media installations
Date: October 21, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 23, 7-10pm
Presented by: Lucie Foundation
Location: Splashlight, 75 Varick Street, 3 FL
Curator: Adriana Teresa Letorney
Curator’s Statement: The Best of Show 2010 is a curator’s choice that aims to spark thought, questions, emotions and dialogue. The result is a selection of forty-five individual pieces, many of which are from larger projects, by unique artists worldwide. The selection process was a daunting task as all the artists displayed enormous talent in their work. Still, I had the assignment to edit.
Editing is a very personal process, even when working for a specific project. A photograph can serve many purposes, and a curator seeks to unite them: the outcome with the intention, the aesthetic with the content, the format with the artists’ inner voice. This balance is a never-ending challenge. Otherwise, something may be lost, like an intangible aura, which makes the connection between the photograph as an object and the photograph as a voice.
Whether through fine art, photojournalism, abstract or any other approach or format—we must seek the aura of an image, it must speak to us. A Pakistani boy displaced from Swat Valley, sleeps under a mosquito net outside his tent at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan; The city of Lagos, Nigeria, a magnet for all of West Africa, largely due to the oil drilling in the country; a uniformed US military service member, who is secretly gay, sits on a bed while covering his face with his hand; a young girl holds a chicken to represent the resurgence of a young generation of sustainable farmers in the Pacific Northwest; a man holding the head of a decapitated bull at a slaughterhouse; a young boy covering his face in the midst of an armed insurgency in Kashmir; a night photograph of a European airport; young wrestlers in India; omitted faces as a sign of censorship in Saudi Arabia; a portrait as a gift to each village Alkalo (chief) in Gambia; a man flying a kite in Japan; a collage that implies that China is taking over the world; Ahlan Ibrahim Abad giving birth to her tenth child in the hospital Al Yarmok, in the midsts of war; Grace, 82, a victim of Alzheimers disease caressing her brother, Joe, her sole caregiver and only sibling living in the US; brick makers working in the urban poor regions of Kathmandu; a Polish man entering the kitchen on a horse during the period of communism; a destroyed monument dedicated to the Soviet Army and the communist rebellion; homeless children playing pool in an abandoned chocolate factory in the city Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; prisoners resting in a jail of the Philippine National Police in Manila; a flower; A Cuban girl posing for a foreigner from the inside of a car.
Every curator brings into an exhibition his or her own personal life experience when deciding which image or images strikes them most. The photographer, curator, and audience undergo this process as well. This only implies that there is no right or wrong decision or answer when making a selection, but a difference in experiences that have shaped each individual’s character, interests, visual aesthetics and beliefs.
It’s simple, art is a voice; and an image can be art.
This exhibition embraces the voice in an image. Each piece becomes its own world. In unison, each individual photograph interconnects to create a wholeness—and its entirety reveals that we are nothing more and nothing less than human, and that maybe there is something we can do to contribute positivity and change. Let’s take the time to observe and listen to the echo within…
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, 718-666-3049
November 16, 2007 - January 6, 2008
Produced by Adriana Teresa Letorney
Curator: Adriana Teresa Letorney
Featuring work by Charles Harbutt, Joan Liftin, Jeff Jacobson, Naho Kubota, Suzanne Opton, Rebecca Norris Webb, Sylvia Plachy, Alex Webb, and Lucille Fornasieri Gold.“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”