Esther Leech Kontny (’17 Photography & Creative Writing)
Photographer and Writer
Freelance photographer and writer Esther Kontny was born in Auckland, New Zealand but spent the latter part of her childhood in the American Midwest, currently residing in Kansas City, Missouri. Working in the medium of photography, Esther Kontny is captivated by the light that fills the environment around her. She shoots primarily through the genre of landscape as it allows the subject to be both the land and the sky.
Choosing to primarily shoot in analog, Esther has mastered the stillness that sets photography apart from other mediums. Her contemplative practice is seen through the calm twilight images that are captured in everyday midwestern landscapes. She's had exhibitions at 2016 Main and Midwest Center for Photography.