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Vanessa Leroy is a 23-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 as a 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.


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Education:


2021 - Massachusetts College of Art and Design, BFA in Photography


Group Exhibitions:

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)


Publications:


2020

Moon Soaked published by Fifth Wheel Press & Cumulus Photo

Printed zine and online exhibition (click here to view)

2020

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)


2017

Subtext: Critiquing Individual Photographs Within a Collective Consciousness by André Ruesch

(click here to view - a review by Lauren Greenwald)


2015

Taking In: Raw, The Best of LUCAD Photography published by Lesley University


Honors and Awards:


2020 - 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