Leslie (Les) Saunders was born in London, England (1895) and immigrated to
Canada with his family in 1912. Saunders was a Professor with the Department of
Biology at the University of Saskatchewan (1925-1961) and traveled extensively
throughout Asia, Africa, Western Canada and Central America on research expeditions.
Saunders was a member of the Saskatoon Camera Club and assisted Ernest Lindner
in reviving the Saskatoon Arts Association, becoming president in 1932 and remaining
an active member into the 1940s. His primary focus was on photography along with
an interest in watercolour and lino-cuts.