Leah Missbach Day

Co-Chair ecoAmerica Leadership Council
Co-Founder, World Bicycle Relief

Leah Missbach Day is a documentary photographer based in Chicago, IL. Leah completed her MFA in Photography at Columbia College in Chicago, where she also served as adjunct faculty member. Leah’s work been exhibited across the U.S. and internationally showcasing her ability to connect with subjects and capture everyday moments that are simultaneously remarkable and common. In 2005, Leah co-founded World Bicycle Relief, a philanthropic organization combined with social enterprise designed to mobilize people through The Power of Bicycles, which has since distributed over 340,00 bicycles to families rebuilding livelihoods, caregivers combating disease and students seeking access to education. Leah speaks, writes and photographs on behalf of WBR. Publications include CITY 2000, the forward to National Geographic’s book, Wheels of Change: How Women Road to Freedom and a rebuttal in, Why Save Africa? Additionally, Leah also serves on the board of Art Works Projects: where human rights meets art.