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.

Nowadays, she is interested in using an intimate approach to document the unnoticed stories, the stories within a story.


  • 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 and in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Available for assignments globally

Languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian

Tel. +33 7 67 59 86 63

For Prints Contact Petrus Gallery

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