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Leah Klafczynski is a freelance photojournalist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. 


She is a former staff photographer for The Akron Beacon Journal. She graduated from Kent State University in May 2015 with a B.S. in Visual Journalism, with a concentration in photojournalism. She interned at The Columbus Dispatch and The Dispatch & Rock Island Argus. 


Leah is captivated by and has a great love of people. She enjoys making quirky feature photographs and has a passion for sports culture. 

Leah has most recently been recognized by The Press Club of Cleveland. She has also been recognized by the Hearst Journalism Awards Program where she earned Third Place in the National Photojournalism Championship, Society of Professional Journalists, NATIONAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION, Ohio News Photographers Association and College Photographer of the Year.

Contact: leahklaf@gmail.com| 330-635-7659




Photo: Erin Lubin