Viviana got her start in photography during the summer of 2012 at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport Maine where she worked diligently at learning her craft; photography, before returning to the University of Michigan. While at the school of Art and Design, Viviana continued to work on her love of documentary photography while taking classes with Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, David Turnley. She has also worked as a photographer for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Jones Lang LaSalle, Fresh Artists and has enjoyed photographing many personal portraits.
Viviana spent her summer of 2014 interning at The Philadelphia Inquirer as a photojournalist and had her photos published regularly both on line and in the printed paper. Months later during her senior year, she developed her senior thesis which was a documentary photo series/ short documentary film called, "The M.I.S.S.I.O.N." which focused on a specific homeless community in Ann Arbor.
In early November, 2015, Viviana started working as a staff photographer/ visual journalist for The Press of Atlantic City. Up until May 2017, for over a year and a half she was assigned an average of three assignments a day that included photographing on site, editing, captioning and submitting the photos daily, as well as shooting and editing videos. While at The Press, Viviana also was heavily involved in the newspaper's TV show, -30-, that aired every Thursday night. She shot and created episode segments that ranged from breaking news stories to feature stories.
Now living outside Detroit, Viviana has been accepted into many exhibitions including the 2017 Alumni Show at the University of Michigan, the 2017 Scarab Club Photography Exhibition. After being a Fellow with Facing Change Documenting Detroit, her work was shown at Photoville in Dumbo, Brooklyn and in Dlectricity, in Detroit, projected on the Charles Wright Museum. Viviana has done all of this while also freelancing for The Detroit News and SEEN Magazine.
Through all of this learning of diverse mediums and experimentation, photography and documentary work are her passions and she hopes to continue to grow and learn in this field.
To contact Viviana-
Phone Number- 610-427-9724