Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA
Joe Leavenworth (b. 1985, Decatur, GA) uses photography to explore chance, history, and mythology, highlighting intersections across various social systems, narratives, and art. He received his MFA from UC Riverside and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Joe was a finalist for the Film Photo Award's New Project Award (2019), and nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation's Emerging Artist Grant (2018). Joe's first monograph Native Son was published by VUU in 2014, with a second edition released in 2015. Native Son is held in the special collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Joe's work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe, and he has taught photography at several institutions, including the Cooper Union, International Center of Photography, and UC Riverside. Joe's photographs have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, FADER, W, Burnaway, and Oxford American, amongst others. His second monograph Ayngel, will be published late 2020.