The New York Photo Festival 2011
Sponsored by: The Viso Lizardi Family
Location: Dumbo Arts Center, 111 Front Street (Suite 212) Dumbo, NY 10007
Featuring Artists: Milagros de la Torre, Henry Jacobson, Richard Mosse, Jessica Hines, Justin Maxon, Marcia Michael, Frank Espada, Pablo Delano, Ricky Flores, Joe Conzo,Francisco Reyes II, David González, Máximo Colón, Perla de León..and a special live installation by Grant Worth.
A record of this exhibition was logged in the Congressional Record:
The FotoVisura Pavilion is proud to present the two main exhibitions: In love and War & Dia curated by Adriana Teresa; two satellite exhibitions: Vwa (Voices) & E-cite; and, a series of Panel Discussions.
Through the two main exhibitions —Dia and In Love and War— curator Adriana Teresa seeks to inspire a dialogue on how the roles we assume are a mere reflection of the life that we live; how photography can become a mirror to that life and in doing so introduce a historical narrative of an event and the experience of an individual, as well as that of a community, city, state, and a country; and, how from a human standpoint we are fragile, and this contemporary world is a humbling experience to our generation.
Dia exhibition unites seven photographers who documented New York’s Puerto Rican communities from the Lower East Side to the South Bronx during the 1960’s to1980s. This exhibition features photographers Frank Espada, David González, Ricky Flores, Perla de León, Joe Conzo, Pablo Delano, Francisco Reyes II and Máximo Colón. Through this slide show projection, Puerto Rican curator Adriana Teresa reflects on the meaning of being Puerto Rican, and challenges the questions of who is Puerto Rican, what makes us Puerto Rican and why we identify as Puerto Rican?
In Love and War exhibition reflects on the fragility of human life, in the hopes of bringing the viewer to a place of compassion and solicitude. This exhibition features photographers Milagros de la Torre, Henry Jacobson, Richard Mosse, Jessica Hines, Justin Maxon and Grant Worth. Curator Adriana Teresa depicts a contemporary society in which the interceptive space between war and love converge. The roles assumed and tools required by professionals on duty become necessary to the survival and protection of civilians. The soldier becomes the civilian and vice versa; the injured veteran reenacts being a soldier at war; and the passerby becomes part of the exhibition. Coexisting is a war that is portrayed as an external and internal conflict challenging the boundaries between love and war, and, our perception of privacy.
The In Love and War exhibition is divided into three components: 1) a single image; 2) a projection featuring two slide shows and three video installations; and a performance that begins Wednesday, May 11, 2011 and culminates with a display on Sunday May 15th.
The Vwa (Voice) Exhibition consists of twenty-one images made by Haitian teenagers from Jacmel, Cap Haitien and Camp Espoir. The participating students, who had no previous experience with photography, made the images during hands-on photography workshops. While documenting their communities they also focused on the role they can play in contributing to their society.
E-cite: a slide show presentation featuring a selection of five to six online blogs and magazines— New York Times Lens Blog, Time Magazine Lightbox, PDN Photo of the Day Blog, Visura Magazine & Spotlight & NPR Picture Show Blog—that have inspired the FotoVisura community. In a collaborative effort, each of these forums has created a 4-minute unique presentation to represent each of the platforms.
The FotoVisura Panel Series:
• An Intimate Screen and Discussion with David González, Pablo Delano, Maximo Colón, Joe Conzo and Ricky Flores from Dia Exhibition. Moderated by Adriana Teresa Letorney, FotoVisura.Date:Thursday, May 12th at 6:30pm; Location: The FotoVisura Pavilion, 111 Front Street, Suite 212, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
• E-Cite: The Phenomena of Online Blogs & Magazines.
Moderated by James Estrin, Co-Editor of the NY Times Lens Blog & Senior Staff Photographer
Panelists: Kira Pollack/Director of Photography, Time Magazine; Holly Stuart Hughes/ Executive Editor, PDN;David Walter Banks/ Luceo Images; Adriana Teresa Letorney/ Publisher, Visura Magazine/FotoVisura.com. Date:Saturday, May 14th at 5pm;Location: St. Anne’s Warehouse, 38 Water St. DUMBO, Brooklyn.
• Artist Talk with FotoVisura Grant Winner Justin Maxon. Date:Sunday, May 15th at 1pm; Location:St. Anne’s Warehouse, 38 Water St. DUMBO, Brooklyn.
• An Intimate Screening and Discussion with Milagros de la Torres, Richard Mosse, Henry Jacobson, Jessica Hines, Justin Maxon and Grant Worth about In Love and War. Moderated by Adriana Teresa, Curator. Date:Sunday, May 15th, 3pm;Location:The FotoVisura Pavilion, 111 Front Street, Suite 212, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
The FotoVisura Pavilion is only made possible by the support of The Viso Lizardi Family; the supporting contributions by Rovers North & Visura Media; contributing support by Federico José Hernández/Founder & Producer of Taste of Rum, Andrea and Mark Letorney; and in-kind support of Lyn Domínguez, Dumbo Arts Center, The Envision Foundation, Unicef, The New York Times Lens Blog, Time Magazine Lightbox, PDN Photo of the Day Blog, Burn Magazine, NPR Picture Show Blog, Visura Magazine, Beth Schiffer Photo Lab, L2 Fine Art Mounting and Framing.
New York Photo Festival 2010
Dates: May 12-16, 2010, DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn
Satellite Exhibition: Guatemala: A territory of many trees
Participating Artists: Raúl Cañibano, Arien Chang, Clara de Tezanos, Susan Bank, Alejandro González, Alinka Echeverría, Juan José Estrada, René Peña, Liudmila & Nelson
Panel Discussions on Contemporary Latin American Photography with
• Ricardo Viera—Curator and Director of the Lehigh University Art Galleries
• Elvis Fuentes—Curator of El Museo del Barrio
• Idurre Alonso—Curator of MoLAA Museum of Latin American Art
• Nelson Ramírez de Arellano—Curator of La Fototeca de Cuba
• Alinka Echeverría (Mexico)
• Juan José Estrada (Guatemala), co-founder of La Fototeca Guatemala
• Clara de Tezanos (Guatemala), co-founder of La Fototeca Guatemala
• Susan Bank (USA)
• Nelson Ramírez de Arellano (Cuba)
New York Photo Festival 2009
May 13-17, 2009, 81 Front Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Luis Gonzalez Palma with Graciela De Oliveira
New York Photo Festival 2008
Adriana Teresa curated an exhibition of photographs titled Tierra De Mudos. Graham Letorney co-produced the exhibition which was their first show in an international forum. Two months later Adriana Teresa and Graham Letorney founded FotoVisura inc, and were soon married.