Jas Leonard is a photographic artist and mother of three living and working in a small rural town located in South Australia. She works mostly with 35mm and medium format film documenting the passing time of motherhood and childhood. Her work explores the obscurity of living and raising children remotely with the reoccurring theme and question appearing, 'is this life the best one to lead; is it full of freedoms and privilege or is it an injustice to my children to live in such isolation.'
Born in Port Lincoln, South Australia, she has always gravitated towards photography, studying the medium at school. It was not until she became a mother herself did she pick the camera up again to document her life and that of her children's.
Awards and Publications
2022 Finalist, Documentary Family Awards
2022 Honorable Mention Analog/Film Portrait, International Photo Awards
2023 Bronze Winner in Nature/Animal category, Analog Sparks Awards
2023 Honorable Mention Analog/Film portrait, International Photo Awards
2023 Honorable Mention Analog/Film Landscape, International Photo Awards
2023 Shortlisted Landscape, Photo Collective Australia
2023 6 page feature in Eltern Magazine
2023 Featured in Musee Magazine
2023 Feature on Coffe + Crumbs
2024 Finalist, Port Lincoln Photography Awards