Leonie van der Helm

Leonie van der Helm (1973) is a photographer and artist based in Leiden, the Netherlands. She studies at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam.

Leonie started photographing halfway her recovery from mental problems in 2017. Feeling alienated and disconnected, she started taking up on photography as a means to reconnect with others as well as herself.

In her current work Leonie is exploring the human body as a carrier of past experiences, trying to give meaning to her own past. Leonie’s work – and that of her fellow graduating students – can be seen at the exhibition EXPOSED at Loods 6 in Amsterdam from 17 to 20 May 2024.