Leah Rose Kolakowski


Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Bachelor's Degree of Fine Art - Photography

Keweenaw Bay Community College 
Native American Studies

Photography Skills
Black & white darkroom, color darkroom, studio lighting
Alternative processes Cyanotype and VanDyke brown
dSLR, medium and large-format equipment
Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Premiere, and Lightroom

Makup Artistry
Certified Makeup Artist through Sephora Corporation
Experience on photoshoots, weddings, & film production


God and Industry at the Stahr Center - Lancaster, PA August 2011

Daydreams & Fevers at the Demuth Museum - Lancaster, PA April 2012

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design's Senior Show & Celebration - May 2013

Head Hunters Collective Show at the Chashama Gallery - Brooklyn, NYC - May 2013

Bring Her Home at All My Relations Gallery - Minneapolis, MN - Feb-April 2018

The Heard Museum Indian Market - Phoenix, Arizona -  March 2018

SWAIA - Santa Fe Indian Market - Santa Fe, New Mexico - August 2017 & August 2018


Job Experience
Photographer & Editor for Weddings & Beyond 2009
Responsible for principle photography & digital post-processing

Darkroom Technician 2011
Managed 4,000 square foot photography lab space including
black & white and color darkrooms, lighting studio, and equipment cage.

Intern at Toby Richards Studio. 2012
Assists on photoshoots & post-processing of files.
Organizes files, designs business & greeting cards.

Apprentice for Cara Romero 2017- 2018
Apprentice under Indigenous Photgrapher Cara Romero
through the Native Arts & Culture foundation.
Assistance on photoshoots & post production.
Prepration for art shows and markets.

Vigore! Magazine Fall/Winter 2013 
En Vie Magazine January 2014
Peversion Magazine June 2014