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Multimedia Journalist

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Instagram: @julianleshay

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Currently Based in Flint, Michigan


Julian Leshay Guadalupe (He/Him) is a photojournalist born and raised in New Jersey.


He is currently working in a Photo Internship position at the Flint Journal and 


He began to photograph professionally amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020 and freelanced for the Star Ledger and for three years. 

He is a certified Remote Pilot with the FAA and a member of the National Press Photographers Association. 


Some of his most significant work comes from covering the Capitol Hill Riot on January 6th, 2021. In 2021, he was awarded the Courage Under Fire award by the NJ Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and has work in the permanent collection at Englewood Public Library. He spent three months in Cape Town, South Africa working as behind the scenes still photographer for an upcoming feature film: Boy Kills World.


His constant curiosity has led him to a 14-month backpacking trip in Australia and New Zealand, multiple road trips across the USA in self-renovated vehicles, and an experience working on a hemp and pig farm in Colorado. 



2021: Courage Under Fire Award from New Jersey Chapter - Society of Professional Journalists

2020: Social Justice Photo of the Year from Northern New Jersey Coalition

Professional Development

Mountain Workshops: 2023

NPPA Northern Short Course: 2021, 2023

Contact Me Directly: 

Direct Message on Instagram:  @Julian Leshay  (Personal Inquiries)

Email: (Business Inquiries)

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