Adriana Parrilla was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Puerto Rico, and an M.A. in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris. Her professional background as a ballet and contemporary dancer played a significant role in developing an inner sensibility to the world around her. Her work is an all-encompassing story, which centers on themes of identity, diversity, collective memory, and human emotions. In 2019, she was awarded the Teodoro Torres Award (Photo-Essay) in the Annual Competition of the Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists. Her photos have been published in The Washington Post, Caribbean Migrations: The Legacies of Colonialism (Rutgers University Press), El Nuevo Día and Le Bondy Blog.


  • 2019 - Annual Competition of the Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists, Group Exhibition, San Juan, Puerto Rico . 
  • 2018 - "Upstairs" at Petrus Gallery, Collective Exhibition, San Juan Puerto Rico.
  • 2018 - "Más Allá de María" at the Museum of the Américas, Collective Exhibition, San  Juan, Puerto Rico.
  •   2018 - "María: Categoria 6" at La Marqueta Retoña, Collective Exhibition, New York, USA. 
  •  2017 -  Spéos Paris Photographic Institute, Group Exhibition. Paris, France.

                                  Currently based in Paris, France but available for assignments in the US, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. 

Languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian 

Tel. +33 7 67 59 86 63

                                For Prints Contact Petrus Gallery

Using Format