About Viviana-

Viviana got her start in photography during the summer of 2009 at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport Maine where she worked diligently at learning her craft; photography. In 2011 she started her journey at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design.  The summer after her first year at school, she returned to Main Media Workshops in the work-study program and continued to learn about documentary photography. Viviana fell more in love with capturing the lives of people while taking classes with Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, David Turnley for multiple semesters at the University of Michigan.  

Viviana spent her summer of 2014 interning at The Philadelphia Inquirer as a photojournalist and had her photos published regularly both online 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.

In 2017, she made the move to Detroit, Michigan where she was a Fellow with Facing Change Documenting Detroit. Her documentary series ' 'Rebirth of LaTanya' was shown at Photoville in Dumbo, Brooklyn and in Dlectricity, in Detroit, projected on the Charles Wright Museum. While living in Detroit Viviana's work was also accepted into many exhibitions including the 2017 Alumni Show at the University of Michigan and the 2017 Scarab Club Photography Exhibition.  Viviana has done all of this while also freelancing for The Detroit News and SEEN Magazine.

Viviana now lives in downtown Chicago with her husband and is loving the Windy City.  

To contact Viviana-

Email- viviana.pernot@gmail.com

Phone Number- 610-427-9724

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