Born and raised in Peru, Leslie has a degree in Media with a Major in Cinema granted by Lima University, and a degree in Photography conferred by The London College of Communication, She attended courses at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the International Center of Photography in New York.
In 2006 she received a scholarship to participate in Reflexions Masterclass, a photography seminar conducted by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret.
Between 2009 and 2013 she was part of the photographic staff of El Comercio newspaper in Lima Perú.
Currently, Leslie is a freelance photographer collaborating mainly with non-governmental organizations like Save the Children, UNDP, AVSF, GIZ, among others, and collaborates with different media organizations like Ojo Publico digital media.
She was runner-up in Photo España Ojo de Pez Human Values Award and took part in the Latin American Contemporary Photography/Representations in Photo España.
In 2014 she published the book Piruw jointly with Musuk Nolte, which had an honorable mention in Poy Latam 2015 and in 2017 she received an honorable mention in Poy Latam in the multimedia category.
She has exhibited in England, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru.
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