FOTO VISURA PAVILION: San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you are not familiar with the FotoVisura empire, now is a good time to explore the many options and opportunities they provide for photographers around the globe. FotoVisura is an organization that provides consultations, workshops, grants, and produces one of the most stellar on-line publications in the photo world, Visura Magazine. Their newest offering is a 4 day photography event set in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

in San Juan, Puerto Rico (August 30th-September 2nd, 2012)
 a four-day contemporary photography event celebrating international
 and local photography through exhibitions, panel talks, and a portfolio 
 consultation and review. Sponsored by the Viso Lizardi Family, The 2012
 FotoVisura Pavilion is made possible in Puerto Rico with the support of 
 The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, El Nuevo Dia and Buena 
Vibra
Group, as well as many other local and international institutions. 
This
year’s Guest Curator is Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography 
at The
New Yorker. Co-founded by Adriana Teresa and Graham Letorney,
 FotoVisura
Inc. is a publishing, production, design, and online media
 company
dedicated to photography. FV Inc. has produced Visura
 Magazine (2009),
The FotoVisura Pavilion (2009), FotoVisura.com
 (2010), The FotoVisura
Grant (2010), The FotoVisura Panel Discussions 
(2010), The FotoVisura
Portfolio Consultation and Review (2011) and 
The Photo Editing Summer
Sessions at the Visura Lodge (2012) in 
Stowe, Vermont.
A note from the co-founders:
We welcome you to join us, and truly hope to see you in Puerto Rico! 
To
anyone who is interested in participating in our events or coming 
down
for the weekend—do contact us at info@fotovisura.com. 
We can offer great
discount rates with the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel 
and Casino, as well
as with Delta Airlines.


The Portfolio Consultation & Review

As part of the 2012 FotoVisura Pavilion, FotoVisura Inc. 
announces the first FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation
 and Review at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in
San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
A dynamic session in which a photographer presents 
their work in
one-on-one sessions with each of the participating editors. 
The goal is
to assist with the preparation of a portfolio or project
for formal
presentation. The editorial team includes the Visura Magazine
staff as
well as a carefully selected group of leading photography 
editors and
curators. Each editor will meet with participants individually to 
review
and give consultation on portfolios. Through this process, each 
 photographer will receive a highly productive 3 hour intensive workshop 
 with a variety of perspective and approaches from leading professionals.
Date: September 1, 2012
Location: Sheraton Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Blvd., 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Registration Fee: $125.00
Capacity: 33 participants
Schedule:
8:00-8:45am-Registration
9:00-12:00am-Session I
1:00-1:45pm-Registration
2:00-5:00pm-Session II


Participating Editors

Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator/ El Museo del Barrio
Carrie Levy, Senior Photo Editor/ Wired Magazine
Christina Cahill, NY Deputy Editor/ Reportage by Getty Images
Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor/ National Geographic
James Estrin, Senior Staff Photographer & co-Editor/ NY Times Lens   Blog
Deborah Dragon, Deputy Editor/ Rolling Stone Magazine
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography/ The New Yorker
Myles Little, Associate Photo Editor/ Time Magazine
Larissa Vázquez Zapata, Editor/ El Nuevo Dia
Lilliana Ramos-Collado, Curator/ Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art
Architect Luis Gutierrez, Collector & Owner/ The Gutierrez-Bermudez Collection
Graham Letorney, co-Founder/ FotoVisura Inc., Editor/ Visura Magazine’s Spotlight & Guest Curator/ 100 Words on NPR Picture Show Blog
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor/ Elle Magazine’s International Edition



Thursday:


Events:
3:00-5:00pm, Walkthrough at The Gutierrez-Bermúdez Collection, 644 Ave. Fernandez Juncos (SOLD OUT)
Photo Gallery Nights, Part I:
Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 6-7pm)
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 7-10pm)
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 7-10pm)
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Friday:

Events:
8:00-9:00am: Deborah Dragon, Deputy Editor for Rolling Stone Magazine will give a talk at St. John’s High School about being a Photo Editor.
9:00-11:00am: Walkthrough Tour at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (SOLD OUT)
9:30-11:30am: The FotoVisura
Panel Discussion on Photojournalism & The Ethics of Photojournalism
Today at El Nuevo Dia Central Offices: Moderated by Whitney Johnson (DP
at The New Yorker) with James Estrin (NY Times), Myles Little (Time
Magazine) and Elizabeth Krist (National Geographic)

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch at The Parrot Club (SOLD OUT)
2:00-4:00pm: Walkthrough Tour at Museo de las Américas of the Bienal de Fotografía de Puerto Rico with The Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art Curator Lilliana Ramos and Executive Director and Head Curator Marianne Ramírez Aponte (SOLD OUT).

Photo Gallery Nights, Part II:
Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Private Cocktail / Invitation Only, at Casa Aboy, 900 Avenida Ponce de León San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lobby at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico


Saturday:

Events:
8:00-5:00pm: The FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation and Review
7:30-10:00pm: Underground Dining Club / Benefit Event for CEIP-PR (SOLD OUT)

Galleries/ Exhibitions
Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Lobby at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Sunday:

Events:
Walkthrough Tour at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (1-3pm) (SOLD OUT)

Galleries/ Exhibitions
Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Lobby at the Sheraton Puerto RIco Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico