Born and raised in Perth, Australia Leah Kennedy has spent a large portion of her working life in a technical engineering environment. From both Irish and English descent she lived in Cork, Ireland from 1999 until 2008 working, travelling and exploring. On return to Australia Kennedy was fuelled by a desire for change pursuing photography as a creative outlet and career, she now studies Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts and Visual Culture at Curtin University.
Kennedy explores contrasts and ambiguity, questioning societal norms relating to identity, globalisation and environmental concerns. Her works blend aesthetics of minimalism and abstraction both playing an underlying and explicit role. While personal experiences invariably fuels Kennedy’s work fundamentally the themes are socially and culturally applicable to contemporary life.
Leah Kennedy awards include 2018 Lensculture Emerging Talent, 2017 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year and 2017 AIPP WA Illustrative Photographer of the Year among other prestigious awards.