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Phone: 201-981-7172
Instagram: @julianleshay

All Rights Reserved © Julian Leshay

Currently Based in New Jersey

Available for Assignments 

Julian Leshay (He/Him) is a photojournalist based out of northern New Jersey. He began to photograph professionally amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020 and extensively covered the Black Lives Matter movement in New Jersey and New York. Some of his most significant work comes from covering the Capitol Hill Riot on January 6th, 2021. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and contributes frequently to the Star Ledger and 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. His constant curiosity has lead 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.  His work can be found at and on Instagram under @julianleshay.


Julian’s work has been featured in multiple publications locally and internationally. Most popular is his coverage of the Capitol Riot on January 6th in Washington D.C. His work was has featured in the Full Participation Human Rights Conference, International Center of Photography’s #Concerned exhibition, and was featured in former President Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial by Senator Joaquin Castro.  (at 27:13)


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Photo By David Zung


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


2021: History Grant from Englewood Public Library

Contact Me Directly: 

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

Email: (Business Inquiries)

Call or Text:  201-981-7172 (Urgent Inquiries)

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