ARTIST CONTACT
phillips.leah@gmail.com

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
10/2019: “Observations in the Ordinary;” a survey of contemporary photography curated by Noah Waldeck + Subjectively Objective, Rochester Hills, Michigan
04/2019: Two-person show with Michael Fickes; Bethlehem Area Public Library, Bethlehem, PA
12/2018: “Feature Shoot;” group show curated by Alison Zavos, ROOT Studios, Brooklyn, NY
11/2018: “The American Experience;” InVision Festival juried group show, Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
09/2018: “Narrative Photography;” juried group show, Downtown Arts Collective, Orlando, FL
08/2017: “The Street Show;” juried group show, Anna Alexander (WIRED), SxSE Gallery, Molena, GA
08/2017: “Disappearing Storefronts;” group show, Theater for the New City Gallery, New York, NY
05/2017: “Moments of Color;” juried group show, Maria Toutoudaki, Blank Walls Gallery, Athens, Greece
12/2016: “The Curated Fridge;” juried group show curated by Elin Spring, Somerville, MA
11/2016: “Postage Required: A Mail-Art Exhibition;” group show, VCP, Brattleboro, VT
04/2015: “Windows, Mirrors and Doors;” juried group show, Seth Curcio, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
11/2014: “The Blue Library;” group show curated by Tammy Mercure, Press Street Gallery, New Orleans, LA

SELECT PUBLICATIONS 
Books
10/2019: American Squares, monograph, published by AINT-BAD
08/2019: Observations in the Ordinary, included in a book survey of contemporary photography curated by Noah Waldeck, published by Subjectively Objective

Selected Press, Interviews, Features, etc.
 
09/2019: T, The New York Times Style Magazine, T Suggests: Photographing the Relics of a Bygone America
09/2019: Lenscratch, Fine Art Photography Daily, Leah Frances: American Squares
09/2019: Lomography Magazine, Leah Frances' American Squares Finally Goes Print
09/2019: Photo-Emphasis, Project Spotlight: American Squares
09/2019: PHROOM Magazine (Italy), Leah Frances, American Squares
07/2019: Shotkit (Australia), The Camera Gear of the World’s Best Photographers: Leah Frances
03/2019: Subjectvely Objective feature, Leah Frances
12/2018:  Lomography Magazine, “American Squares: Leah Frances tests the Diana Instant Square”
11/2018:  PHLEARN Magazine, “The Simple Equipment Leah Frances Uses to Showcase “Americanness”
08/2018: MikeShake Magazine (France), “The Vestiges of The American Vintage, Leah Frances”
12/2017: 20minuten.ch (Switzerland), “This woman photographs the past”
12/2017: Lomography Magazine, “Endless Americana - Photography by Leah Frances”
12/2017: Haikure (Italy), “Leah Frances. American Roads.”
12/2017: Froot (NL), “Instagrammer uit Brooklyn lijkt met een tijdmachine haar account te vullen…”
12/2017: Nuus (Hungary), “Retró a köbön: egy Instagram, ami az 1950-es évekhez kanyarodik vissza”
11/2017: AINT—BAD, An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art, “Leah Frances”
11/2017: Messy Nessy Chic (France), “This Time Travelling Instagrammer got Stuck Somewhere in the 1950s”
08/2017: MikeShake Magazine (France), “American Squares : Le Road-Trip Nostalgique de Leah Frances”
07/2017: Us of America Magazine, “Remnants of America’s Golden Age with Leah Frances…”
11/2016: Photogrist Magazine, “Best of American Roads: Analog Photography by Leah Frances”
11/2016: Format Magazine, “20 Photos from the New Generation of Suburban Photography”
09/2016: Frankie Magazine (Australia),“Leah Frances’ Great American Road Trip”
08/2016: Double-Decker.org (UK), “Leah Frances”
2014–2016: SFMoMA blog + Vogue.it, multiple images
2013–2014: The American Guide, photo essays: “The Churches of Central Brooklyn”; “Wilkes-Barre, The Diamond City”; “Massapequa, Long Island”; “Sleepy Hollow, NY”; “Typography in Philadelphia” and more

Editorial, print
12/2017: The New York Times Magazine, “Letter of Recommendation,” 12.24.17 
12/2017: Hemispheres Magazine, “Parked Cars New York City” 
12/2017: Us of America Magazine, “American Vision” 
11/2017: The New York Times Magazine, portfolio of images for opening essay, Design Issue, 11.12.17 
10/2017: Teo Magazine (Australia), interview and portfolio of images, “American Squares” 
08/2017: Paradise Magazine, interview and portfolio of images, “American Interiors of Leah Frances” 

Music
01/2017: Record album cover, back and label (45rpm), (33rpm) and CD, The Golden Lights, Austin, TX 
05/2016: ROCKS Magazin (Germany), featured band portrait 
05/2016: Rock Hard Magazine (France), featured band portrait 
04/2016: Record album portraits (LP) & CD booklet, The Golden Grass, New York, NY

Self-published 
07/2016: #seriescocacola, 60-page photo zine
11/2014: American Roads, 60-page photo zine

RECOGNITION
09/2019: University Fellowship recipient 2019-2021, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
07/2019: Scholarship recipient, Urban Glass, Brooklyn NY
07/2018: Guest judge, Getty Images FOTO Fourth contest, curated by Bill Shapiro
07/2017: T Magazine, The New York Times, selected for “Five to Follow” series
04/2017: Shortlist, Photo-book award, Belfast Photo Festival
03/2016: Finalist, Future Culture Photo Urbanism Fellowship (Design Trust for Public Space

SELECT INSTAGRAM FEATURES 
09/2019: featured by T, The NY Times Style Magazine
09/2019: featured by Broad Magazine
09/2019: 3-day feed takeover of PHROOM
03/2019: week-long feed takeover of the Rust Belt Biennial
12/2017: week-long feed takeover of the Houston Center for Photography
12/2017: featured by The New York Times
12/2017: featured by The New York Times Magazine
11/2017: featured by The New York Times Magazine
07/2017: featured by T, The NY Times Style Magazine
06/2017: featured by Us of America Magazine
11/2016: feed takeover of Feature Shoot
10/2016: 3-day feed takeover of RentalMag
08/2016: 3-day feed takeover of OD Takeovers
08/2016: week-long feed takeover of designtrustnyc
02/2016: A winner of Instagram #portraitassignment from The Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
10/2015: 3-day feed takeover of Subjectively Objective 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2014–16: Editor @lensblr.org, Tumblr with 1.8 m followers. 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
LinkedIn profile

The New York Times,
NYTCo, January 2013–2019
• Art Director, Contests, 2014–2019, seasonal
Design The Times’ Pulitzer Prize entries, train news assistants in InDesign
• Production Editor, T Magazine, 2015–2018
Production editing, color management of photography and shipping of T Magazine pages
• Photo Editor, 2014
Photo Editor for NYT Cooking site. Trained to cover photo editing on Culture desks for daily paper 
• Production Editor, The New York Times Magazine, 2013–2014

SPIN Magazine, McEvoy Group LLC
Production Manager, New York, 2012
Management of all color (photography) including meeting with photographers and liaising with Photo and Creative Director, travel for final press check and final sign off on cover

WSJ. Magazine, Dow Jones
Production Manager, New York, 2010-2012
Maintaining style guides and templates, coordinating color shows, helping to prepare photographs for print, trafficking of art, images and pages, coordinating page releases with Creative Director and Managing Editor, uploading of all files to printer, Europe and Asia editions, supervision of art assistant 

EDUCATION 
2019-21 (planned), MFA candidate in photography, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

2013-15, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY 
10 Week Technical Courses:  
• Photography I (Tom Griscom)
• Photography II (Irina Rozovsky)
5 Week Workshops:
• Here and Now: The Essence of Place (Palmer Davis)
• Wonderland: Exploring the Every Day (Palmer Davis)
• Inspiration and Vision (Palmer Davis)
• Believing is Seeing (Joshua Lutz)

ICP Teaching Assistant, 2016

Diploma, Graphic Design
August 2002, Pacific Design Academy, Canada

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Distinction
May 1998, University of Victoria, Canada