Jess Desaulniers-Lea Photography
Jess Desaulniers-Lea Photography
Fusing Portraiture & Photojournalism.

CURRICULUM VIATE

 

SELECTED Publications

VICE MEDIA / Toronto & NYC

Research and pitch original photo essays and Q&A's on niche and trending topics to editor in chief for publication in US, Canada & Europe. Spearhead and write interviews as well as execute photo sessions. 

PHOTOGRAPHERS WITHOUT BORDERS / Toronto & New York

Co-curate digital content and assist in marketing projects

ARCHER MAGAZINE - Issue #4,5,7 & 8 / Melbourne, AUS

Assist image curator in researching, sourcing and selecting imagery including issue #4 which won the United Nations Media Peace Award in 2015. Archer sells at Barnes & Noble in the US, and  in independent bookstores in NYC, Tokyo, Berlin and across Australia.

EXCLAIM, AMBY MUSIC, LIVE IN LIMBO / Toronto

For Canada's national music magazines, photographed Alabama Shakes, Courtney Love, Ani DiFranco, Lauryn Hill, The Barr Brothers, Feist, Jill Barber, Mos Def, Wyclef Jean and more. 

BEATROUTE MAGAZINE / Vancouver

Photographed musicians on tour for Canada's west coast music magazine. Musicians included Neko Case, Bonobo and St.Vincent.

 

NOTABLE FESTIVALS & EVENTS

BARGEHOUSE GALLERY/ London,UK

Selected photographer for 'Age Does Not Matter' Exhibit

ANALOGUE GALLERY / Toronto

Selected photographer for annual 'Sound Image' Exhibition at Canada's sole music gallery also representing top music photographers in the US/Canada. 

CIRQUE DU SOLIEL / Toronto & Vancouver

Photographed Cirque Du Soleil's Totem, Varekai & Toruk including backstage for Varekai.

ALVIN AILEY DANCE THEATER NYC/ Toronto

Photographed rehearsals and stage performance for iconic NYC dance company.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE/ Toronto

Photographed FOX'S hit TV show's tour 

FALL FOR DANCE NORTH / Toronto

Founded in NYC, photographed the Canadian debut of the dance festival which included the renowned National Ballet of Canada.

NY TIMESTALKS

Photographed NY TimesTalks with Nelly Furtado as part of prestigious Luminato Festival


Education & Awards

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

EMILY CARR INSTITUTE

FACTOR GRANT RECIPIENT 2010

CALIFORNIA ARTS SCHOLAR RECIPIENT 2003