Joe Leavenworth is a photographer and educator based in Los Angeles, CA.
Through photography, Joe examines the shaping of identity across themes of family, memory, place, and time. He is a recipient of the L.A. Art Workers Grant (2020), finalist for The Print Center’s 95th Annual Award selected by David Campany and Larissa Goldston (2020), finalist for the Kodak Film Photo Award - New Project Award (2019), nominee for Rema Hort Mann Foundation's Emerging Artist Grant (2018), and he is twice recipient of the Gluck Teaching Fellowship (2016 & 2017). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Apartamento, The Fader, W Magazine, FT Weekend, Bloomberg Businessweek, Oxford American, and Novembre, among others. Joe has taught photography at the Cooper Union, International Center of Photography, and UC Riverside. Native Son, his first monograph, was published by VUU in 2014. Ayngel, his second monograph will be published by Trespasser in 2024. His books are held in the permanent collection libraries at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art. He received his MFA from UC Riverside and holds a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Joe is available for commissions, collaborations, and print sales.