Leah Choi is a photographer, visual storyteller, and former pastry chef based out of Los Angeles, CA. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where its diversity and her multi-generational upbringing inspired her love for photography, culture, people, and their stories.
Throughout her life she has worked in service of facilitating connection, understanding, and equality. Studying and traveling around the world has deeply informed her understanding of its inequities, and especially how those disparities impact the young and aging, gender and ethnic minorities, and the environment.
At the same time, her experiences have illustrated how food is a powerful universal connector that works beyond language and perceived cultural barriers. For example, bread is a central and symbolic food in many cultures and breaking bread together is, at its core, an act of generosity and peace.
Leah aims to find and cultivate meaningful connections with people and our environment, to document and share their stories through collaboration, photography, and food.