Valerie Leonard


Year of Winning Submission: 2016

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Born to American and French parents, Valerie Leonard has always been surrounded by a world of images. Her mother was a painter, and her father, Herman Leonard, was a photographer. When she presses the shutter, she remembers her father’s words: “Always tell the truth, but in terms of beauty.” Valerie looks to show the dignity of women and men, particularly in hostile environments.

Valerie Leonard is the second place winner of The Other Hundred Educators Edition. 

Winning Story: Iran