Photographing in only natural light, my biggest desire is to make images that capture real, honest moments and natural connection. I've loved photography since I was a girl, but my heart for photography grew when I became a mom, raising my kids has been my biggest inspiration so far. Love does crazy things.
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Leah Zawadzki has been making photographs for almost 15 years. Her professional career started in design, working over 10 years as a commercial interior designer. Currently, she is teaching photography in her online class The Simple Edit at Illuminate and shooting a limited number of client sessions. Leah lives in Southern California with her husband and three teenage children.
TEACHING & SPEAKING
Illuminate Class Online Teacher 2016 to present
Family Narrative Guest Speaker 2017
NAPCP Guest Speaker 2011
Wallflower Friends Retreat Teacher 2010-2012
The Quite Landscape, September 2017. Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Online Annex. Jurors: Jacob and Alissa Hessler.
Portfolio ShowCase Volume 9, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. July 1-September 10th, 2016 Juror: Maggie Blanchard. Project: Love Remains.
Water, Elemental and Fundamental. September 2014. Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Online Annex. Juror: Laura Moya.
Art of photography show. September 2012. San Diego Art Institute. Juror: Julian cox.
Photoplace Open. June 2012. Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Kyohei Abe.
Black and White. April 2012. The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Susan Spiritus.
Black and White. July 2011. The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. [Permanent Collection] Juror: Catherine Edelman.
Black and White. April-May 2011. The Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Dan Burkholder.
Human + Being. April 2011. The Center for Fine Art Photography, online gallery, Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Phil Borges.
Uncommon Portraits. March 2010. The Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Cig Harvey.
Childhood: An International Exhibition. January 2010. Texas Photographic Society, Austin, TX. Juror: Jamie Lee Curtis.
Blue: and Exhibition of Photographs about Color. December 2009. The Vermont Photoplace Online Annex, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Aline Smithson.
Carmel Art and Film Festival. October 2009. Marjorie Evans Gallery, Carmel, CA.
Art of Photography Show. Honorable Mention. September 2009. Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, CA. Juror: Charlotte Cotton.
Montecito Journal. Winter/spring issue 2012/13.
PDN faces. September issue 2012.
Photoplus Magazine. Exclusive preview edition. 2007.