Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Joe Leavenworth (b. 1985) works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of photography to address themes related to family, history, memory, representation, and mythology situated within the American landscape. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from UC Riverside and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Joe is a finalist for The Print Center's 95th Annual International Competition (2020), finalist for the Film Photo Award's New Project Award (2019), and nominee of 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 libraries at the Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe, and he has taught photography at several institutions, including UC Riverside, The Cooper Union, and International Center of Photography. Joe's photographs have been published in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, W, FADER, Bloomberg Businessweek, PDN, Burnaway, and Oxford American, among others. His second monograph Ayngel, will be published in 2021.