Adriana Parrilla is a documentary, editorial photographer and visual artist born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is based between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Paris, France. 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 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.

In 2019, she received the Teodoro Torres Award (Photo-Essay) from the Annual Competition of the Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists. In 2021, she was chosen as a mentee for the Women Photograph Mentorship Class. Additionally, her project ¡Santa María! had some of its photographs acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the US Library of Congress, where they now reside in their permanent collections.

Her work has been featured in renowned publications such as The Washington Post, Huck Magazine, Another Magazine, The Guardian, and many others.

Currently in📍Paris, France

Available for assignments globally.

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

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                                Exhibitions / Recognitions

  • 2023 - "Trenzando Identidades", Group Exhibition, Museo Casa Escuté, Carolina, Puerto Rico. 
  • 2021 - Women Photograph Mentorship Program, Mentee
  • 2020 - 3rd Annual Latin American Foto Festival, Bronx Documentary Center, Group ExhibitionNew York, USA.
  • 2020 - "Temporal: Puerto Rican Resistance" Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, USA.
  • 2020 - GalleryView: Portfolio Review by the Annenberg Space for Photography and Photoville. Selected Participant.
  • 2019 -  Winer Teodoro Torres Award (Photo-Essay) in the Annual Competition of the Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists. 
  • 2019 - Annual Competition of the Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists, Group Exhibition, San Juan, Puerto Rico . 
  • 2018 - "Upstairs" at Petrus Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Juan Puerto Rico.
  • 2018 - "Más Allá de María" at the Museum of the Américas, Group 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. 
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