Adriana Parrilla is a documentary photographer born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is based between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Paris, France. Her work focuses on long-term form storytelling using mixed media photography to explore themes of identity, Blackness, and racialization in a colonized country.

She holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Puerto Rico, and a European Master 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. In 2019, she was awarded the Teodoro Torres Award (Photo-Essay) in the Annual Competition of the Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists. In 2021, she was selected as a mentee for the Women Photograph Mentorship Class.  As well, some of her photographs from her project, ¡Santa María!, were acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the US Library of Congress. 

Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Huck Magazine, Another Magazine, The Guardian and, more. 

Currently in📍San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Available for assignments globally.

Languages: Spanish (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent) and Italian (basic).

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