Leah Hennel, a native Calgarian, is an award-winning photojournalist. In search of stunning visuals, she’s travelled the globe — yet she’s also managed to uncover some of her most arresting shots in her backyard.

In particular, Leah’s work documenting rural life is captivating stuff. A graduate of SAIT, she’s worked for more than 20 years for daily newspapers in Calgary. 

Leah has covered two Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi and Rio and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games for Postmedia. Tokyo 2020 Summer Games and Beijing 2022 Winter Games for the Canadian Olympic Committee.

The Calgarian’s work appears in publications around the world, such as the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Postmedia, The Narwhal and CBC. 

Hennel has also published two photography books Along the Western Front and Alone Together: A Pandemic Photo Essay.

Listen to Leah Hennel and ZAK of the Canadian Podcast on Spotify.

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