Leslie Spurlock has been photographing 3rd world countries for the past 15 years. Her work is in the corporate art collections of such companies as Compaq Computers, Kelsey-Siebold, and Hermann Hospital in Houston. She has photographed on assignment for Popular Photography Magazine and the state of Texas, and her images have appeared in American Photo, a variety of Texas brouchures,
Popular Photography's special issue on the state of Texas, and many websites including the Family Care Foundation, and Youth Advocate Program International.
She recently started a photography tour company which was featured in both Outside Magazine and Living with Panache Magazine. One of her tours was nominated Trip of the Year by Outside Magazine. Recently, she decided to concentrate on her passion which is documentary / photjournalism and has already started to make a name for herself in that field. Some of her recent Haiti photos will appear in a book about a Swiss non-profit organization called Terre des Hommes. She was just offered a contract with Camera Press (Britain's leading news agency which has just acquired the syndication rights of Marie Claire Magazine). Incidently, Camera Press will be syndicating her story of the Haitian rebels. Leslie
has also been offered a contract with EyePress (Asia's leading news agency whose clients include Time Asia and Newsweek). In August, she will return to Haiti.
Leslie says that the main goal of her photography, is to help people. To that effect, she has given many of her pictures away to a variety of non-profit orgnizations. She is also working on a book about Haiti with a fellow photojournalist, and she hopes that someday Haiti will break out of its cycle of self destruction and regain it status as one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.