Leia Ankers is a British documentary and portrait photographer. Leia's photographic interest lay in a curiosity of the unknown. Leia is drawn to uncovering locations and people that can be seen as normally inaccessible. Stories of beautiful lives were discovered in meeting the individuals, normally unseen by many in society, in her series The Same As You.




Education:

First Class BA (Hons) Photography -  Cambridge School Of Art, 2020


Awards/Grants:

2020 BenQ Yearbook Award, (Highly Commended) 

2020 Selected:THE YEARBOOK 100 , Shutter Hub Publication

2020 APHE Photomeet Bursary Award, Winner

2020 Sustainability Art Prize, Shortlist

2020 Wellcome photography Prize, Longlist

2020 Eaton Portrait Prize, Shortlist


Exhibitions:

2020 The South West Collective Online Exhibition: Odyssey 

2020 Shutter Hub  Exhibition

2020 The Pupil Sphere Graduate Showcase

2020 Photograd Online Degree Show

2019 Hopes/Dreams/Reality by DIY YOUTH: The Brunswick, Leeds, UK

2019 Off Centre photography festival, Nottingham, UK

2019 Party In The Car Park, Stamford, UK

2018 Converge by Tyro: Photo Parlour, Nottingham, UK 


Online Features:

2020  The Story Portrait

2020  Eighty Seven Gallery

2020  British Journal of Photography: Editor's Pick- Portrait of Britain

2020  Invisible Britain 

2020 Rebecca Vassie Trust

2020 Grain

2020 Float Magazine

2020 Edge of Humanity Magazine

2019 Elephant Magazine


Selected Publications:

2020 Print Magazine, Issue 04

2020 Shutter Hub, THE YEARBOOK 100, Printed Publication by Newspaper Club

2020 Photograd, Limited Edition Postcard Pack

2020 Amber Magazine, Issue 8

2019 DIY Youth Zine, Issue 3


Artist Talks/Interviews:

2020 Arts Culture Interview

2019 Off Centre Artist Lightning Talks (Discussing 'The Same As You'), Nottingham, UK


Experience:

Co-founder of Images that Resonate 


Contact:

leia_photography@hotmail.com


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