Leah Zawadzki



Leah caught this moment when photographing her grandparents for her grandmother’s 80th birthday. With her mother and her niece standing at the doorway, this image represents the love and happiness this couple share…a love that has been passed down through the generations. This is a very special photograph to Leah, one she and her family will cherish always.


Leah Zawadzki is a wife, mother to three and self-taught photographer inspired by life and love. She studied interior design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and worked in design and architecture for over ten years. Leah is currently working as a portrait photographer in Southern California. She enjoys capturing real moments using only natural light….and seeing the world one moment at a time.

Selected by Charlotte Cotton, Curator in Residence at the International Center of Photography.