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Leslie is a photographer, videographer and designer with a passion for visual storytelling and transforming vague ideas into eye-catching creative solutions. She has a demonstrated history leading art direction for various projects, along with overseeing creative development and design processes. She developed a strong interest in media and advertising, garnering 15+ invitations to speak at national & international conferences over the last 5 years.

Her Ph.D research at Rice University studies the relationship between algorithms and storytelling on streaming service platforms during cultural heritage months. 

She is currently a member of the Black Women Photographers Global Community, Diversify Photo and Women of Color Unite.

PUBLIC LECTURES

 

  • Virtual #HireBlack Summit: Empowerment & Career Strategy Retreat. (June 2022)

  • Visiting Artist Talk & Photo Retouching Workshop presented at Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, USA. (March 2021)

  • Flickr Interview: 16 questions about one photo with Leslie Frempong (March 2021)

  • MIT Sloan Hack-a-thon: Reimagining Work, Broadening Access, and Strengthening Community. ENABLING INCLUSION & ACCESSIBILITY IN A VIRTUAL WORLD (February 2021)

  • Visiting Artist Talk presented at Olney Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA, USA. (February 2020)

  • Visiting Artist Talk presented at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN, USA. (September 2019)

  • Traces: An Un-Symposium and Group Exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Case Study: Decoding Visual Representations of Barack Obama in the 2000s. (May 2019)

  • Comic Forum Conference: Comics as a vision of conflict at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Culture Wars: Western Imperialism in the Japanese hit-anime Gintama. (February 2019)

  • Finnish Gender Studies Conference: Queerness and Television in the 21st Century at the University of Turku and Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. Children in Film: Exploring Sexuality in the 2017 Adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. (November 2018)

  • Graduate Student Visual Culture Conference: Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. (October 2018)

  • 14th Annual Gender, Sexuality and Power Student Research Conference at California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA. (April 2018)

  • Undergraduate Conference at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC, USA. Understanding the influence of art and design in U.S. Presidential Campaigns. (April 2016)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Where Are The Black Designers x WorkingNotWorking Virtual Exhibition (March 2021)

  • Flickr: Celebrating Women Photographers (March 2021)

  • Making Meaning Group Exhibition at the Center for Craft John Cram Partner Gallery, Asheville, NC, USA. (November 2019)

  • Traces: An Un-Symposium and Group Exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Case Study: Decoding Visual Representations of Barack Obama in the 2000s. (May 2019)