Daniela Leal (b. 1995) is a photographer living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana and Miami, Florida where she was born and raised. She has exhibited work at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Her work explores empathy, both as a notion and an action, and its ability to transform our perceptions.
Leal was the Artist-in-Residence at Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and a Fall 2020-2021 Artist in Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.