About the artist

Leah A. Valle is from Davao City, Philippines and her main medium is photography.

She has a background in cultural work, with over ten years of experience working with groups and organizations focusing on community engagement and development.

She has exhibited her work and independently curated other artists’ works in various locations around the world, including the Philippines, Hong Kong, Morocco, France, the USA, and Bahrain.

She holds a degree in Philosophy from Ateneo de Davao University and a Master in Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Arts and Design.

She started Rm. 74 in 2016, an alternative creative incubator in Davao City. The space hosted monthly screenings, exhibitions, workshops, barter talks, and other collaborative projects designed to serve communities that have limited access to art and photography. Now, she calls it Roaming 74 (FB account) as the incubator travels with her, providing a platform for artists and collectives regardless of their location.

She is currently —in between driftwood trips, puttering around the kitchen (even though she does not know how to cook), and homeschooling 3rd culture kids —studying paper restoration and basic archiving and taking classes in project management.