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Vanessa Leroy

Photo Editing Intern

Vanessa Leroy is a photo editing intern at NPR and a freelance photographer and photo editor, based in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She remains on the hunt for new ways of seeing, remembering and altering the world through photography. She is drawn to image-making because of the power it holds to create nuanced representation for marginalized people and uplift their stories. She sees photography as a tool for social justice, and with it, she hopes to create worlds that people feel as though they can enter and draw from, as well as provide a look into an experience that they may not personally recognize.

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Matt King performs onstage at the Michigan Elvisfest in Belleville, Mich., on Saturday, July 9. King has been performing as Elvis for 30 years; his first performance was when he was 14. Niki Williams for NPR hide caption

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The bright star at the center of NGC 3132, Southern Nebula Ring, while prominent when viewed by NASA's Webb Telescope in near-infrared light, plays a supporting role in sculpting the surrounding nebula. A second star, barely visible at lower left along one of the bright star's diffraction spikes, is the nebula's source. It has ejected at least eight layers of gas and dust over thousands of years. NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI hide caption

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Paradegoers celebrate at the New York City Pride parade on Sunday. Steven Molina Contreras for NPR hide caption

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NYC Pride sees fresh wave of activism from Supreme Court's abortion decision

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