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

2024 Honourable Mention, Photo Collective Australian & New Zealand Photobook Awards in the pre-press/digital category for the 'Hostage is Alive'

 2024 Winner, Booooooom Photo Awards Nature category


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