Leslie Mansour, Photographer
Originally from San Diego, CA, Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts from Brooks Institute of Photography. She served two years in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer, working with female artisans to promote and develop their artistic crafts while empowering their economic roles. During that time she also collaborated on many youth development projects, taught photo collage and design classes, and facilitated health and nutrition workshops in rural villages.
From 2010-2016, Leslie worked at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Washington, D.C. where she was the Deputy Director of Education and Programs, Staff Photographer, and served as the Chair of the photography department. She also taught digital and darkroom photography to children and adults.
As a freelance photographer, Leslie strives to truthfully and artfully portray the power of individuals to embrace diversity, celebrate heritage and uplift their communities.
For assignments, exhibitions and collaborative projects, local and international, email Leslie@souqfly.com.
Tierra Amada, U.S. Embassy, El Salvador | 2018 | Curator and participant in group show with partial proceeds benefiting FUNZEL, Fundación Zoológica de El Salvador.
Muse, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C. | 2016 | Original commissioned artwork created for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop top donors.
Bulfinch, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C. | 2016 | Group show exhibiting art created with the original manuscript for literary novel, Bulfinch
The Faculty Show, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C. | 2015 | Exhibit of works by current faculty and staff at the Captiol Hill Arts Workshop
Sewn, Sova Café, Washington, D.C. | 2011 | Solo Exhibition- Mixed media photo and fiber-arts on canvas
Art for Peace, Clock Gallery, Fez, Morocco | 2008 | Group show of American Artists benefiting a local artisan organization
Silent Records, Black Cat Café, San Diego, CA | 2006 | Solo Exhibition- Mixed media polaroid transfers on vinyl records
ArtCure, Java Jones Gallery Space, Santa Barbara, CA | 2005 | Curator and participant in group show benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society