Vanessa Leroy (b. 1996) is a photographer and photo editor based in New York, NY. She holds a BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Currently, she is a Photo Editor at NBC News + MSNBC. Formerly, she worked as an Associate Photo Editor at CNN, and a Photo Editing Intern at NPR. 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.Clients include: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, STAT News, The Hechinger Report, Bloomberg, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post.
Gallery representation: Gallery Kayafas in Boston, MA.