Based in New York, NY


Image credit: Amani Willett

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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 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.

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.