Leah Sobsey is an artist and educator. She received her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and completed the Resident Certificate Program at the Maine Photographic Workshops in 1997. Her work has been exhibited widely and is in private collections across the country. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, Duke University, The Maine Photographic Workshops and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She utilizes photography as a preservation tool, a way to understand, interpret and create memory.