Lesly Deschler Canossi is faculty at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and co-creator of Women Picturing Revolution (WPR). She is the owner of Fiber Ink Studio, a pigment print and drum scan studio where she consults on a variety of photographic projects from edit to print for individual artists and institutions. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Cortona, Italy, Columbia University, Harlem School of the Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2014 her book Domestic Negotiations was published by ICP Edu and she created and taught “Navigating the Domestic: Mother As Artist.” Through panel events, workshops and seminars, Women Picturing Revolution surveys female photographers who cover conflicts, crises, revolution in private realms and public spaces. She is currently co-editing a book with WPR co-founder Zoraida Lopez Diago entitled Women Picturing Revolution: Representations of Black Motherhood in Contemporary Photography.
With her latest work she is at home plunged into an exploration of intimacy and the delicate nature of the relationships we try so desperately to preserve.