Vanessa Leroy is a 24-year-old photographer from Waltham, Massachusetts. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at
the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She remains on the hunt
for new ways of seeing, remembering, and altering the world through photography.
She is drawn to image making because of the power it holds to create nuanced representation for marginalized people and uplift their stories. She sees photography
tool for social justice, and with it she hopes to create worlds that people feel as though they can enter and draw from, as well as provide a look into an experience that they may not personally recognize.
2021 - Massachusetts College of Art and Design, BFA in Photography
2020 - Memory: A remembrance; recollection at Gallery Kayafas
An exhibition featuring bodies of work by Astrid Reischwitz, John Willis, Robin Behn, Matan Rubinstein, and myself
My project “there’s a place i want to take you” is on view in the Alcove Gallery from September 4th until November 27th
2020 - Memory Bank at Re-Direct Gallery
Juried by Alex Jackson
Online exhibition (click here to view)
2020 - Undergraduate Photography Now VIII
Juried by Greer Muldowney and Gordon Wilkins
Online exhibtion (click here to view)
2020Printed zine and online exhibition (click here to view)
Moon Soaked published by Fifth Wheel Press & Cumulus Photo
The Washington Post
‘WE CAN’T GO BACK TO NORMAL’
Edited by Haley Hamblin and Nick Kirkpatrick -
Twelve young photographers share their stories about how the events of 2020 have shaped them (click here to view)
(click here to view - a review by Lauren Greenwald)
Subtext: Critiquing Individual Photographs Within a Collective Consciousness by André Ruesch
Taking In: Raw, The Best of LUCAD Photography published by Lesley University
Honors and Awards:
2020 - Stephen D. Paine Scholarship, Honorable Mention + Grant
Awarded to six students entering their final year in a studio art program in the city of Boston. From The Boston Foundation + Boston Art Dealers Association.
2020 - Gertrude Kasebier / Bosworth Prize
Awarded to two Juniors in the Photography Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
2019 - Gertrude Kasebier / Monteith Prize
Awarded to two Sophomores in the Photography Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
2015 - Best of Photo Department First Prize in Photography Foundation Year
For the 2015 Lesley University College of Art and Design Portfolio Scholarship Competition.