Leah Morgan is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to New York City where she studied photography at the New School from 2003 to 2007. She also studied the history of art & architecture at The American University of Rome, Italy in 2007.
Leah’s diverse interests and work experience demonstrate her depth as a fine art photographer. From 2008 to 2011, she held an independent study with the Program Coordinator for National Geographic Expeditions in Europe. Her work during this time focused on landscape photography and photography of people in their environment. From 2006 to 2008, she worked as a Research Assistant for the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens in Greece, taking photographic documentation for a major underwater research project.
Leah is continually inspired by the diverse people, cultures, and scenes that she experiences on her travels. In 2017, Leah had a solo exhibition titled Jordan: Portrait of a Kingdom at the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), New York. Leah’s photographs were selected for NAWA’s annual Small Works Summer Exhibition in 2016 and 2015. She presented her Maasai Mara Portrait Series in a three-person exhibition titled Celebrating the Maasai at Wade Maxx Gallery, Monclair, NJ. In June 2013, she had a solo exhibition titled Già Visitato: Sicilia e Toscana at The Gallery at Granduca di Sicilia, New York. Earlier that year, she debuted her Maasai Mara Portrait Series in the solo exhibition titled Photography From The Heart at Berkeley College Art Gallery, New York. Leah’s photograph titled Solitude was selected for the 2013 Juried Art Exhibition at the Southampton Cultural Center. Her photographs Cypress Trees In Motion II and Spiderweb with Morning Dew were selected for The Retreat’s Annual Benefit Art Competition at RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY.
Leah lends her photography to support important charitable causes. In 2012, she started Cards for Kids, a project supporting various charities committed to improving the lives of children. In 2013, she organized a benefit exhibition featuring her Sicily and Tuscany series to help support Staten Island communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Presently, Leah is using her Maasai Mara Portrait Series to raise funding support to build a school, which will accommodate children of the Maasai community based in the Amboseli National Park area of Kenya.