Leah den Bok is a Toronto-based photographer with a drawing, painting, and art history background. After earning her BA in Photography, she travelled globally, developing a bold and innovative style. As an image-maker and storyteller, her work focuses on shape, colour, unusual angles, and genuine emotions, resulting in visually striking compositions.


Select Clients, Commissions, Publications

Schön Magazine, CBS, BBC, The Globe and Mail, MTV, Vogue Italia, CBC, Corriere Della Sera, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Merrithew, Family Channel, CTV, Chatelaine, TVO, Global News, Breakfast Television, Ca'n Ross, Victoria News, Rogers Television, Blog TO, Flannel Magazine, Mob Journal, Elaine Dickenson, The Extreme Collection USA and PAP Magazine.

Awards

2018: BMFA’s (Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts) Murray Clerkson Award
2018: IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) Youth Leadership Award
2020: Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders Canada, Rising Star of the Year
2020: International Photography Awards, Honourable Mention
2022: Josko Rosenwirth Scholarship, Sheridan College Bachelor of Photography program
2022: Finalist in Nonfiction & Social Change at the International Book Awards for *Nowhere to Call Home--Photographs and Stories of People Experiencing Homelessness, Volume Four*
2022: Kirkus Star for *Nowhere to Call Home--Photographs and Stories of People Experiencing Homelessness, Volume Four*
2024: Certificate of Recognition, CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) Orillia

Exhibitions

2023: Mütter Museum, Philadelphia; SMU University, Dallas
2022: Contact Photography Festival, Toronto
2020: Mural by Zabou, London; Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener
2019: Gallery at L.E. Shore, Thornbury; Columbus Centre, Toronto
2018-2022: Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto (multiple years)
2018: Powerhouse Gallery, Brisbane; Harbourfront Center, Toronto; Durham Art Gallery, Durham
2017: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2016-2021: Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood (multiple years)
2016: Bridge Gallery, Collingwood; Old Town Hall Gallery, Newmarket

 

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