Joe Leavenworth is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles, California. Working in photography, artist books, text, and collage, Joe examines the shaping of personal 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). Joe's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his pictures have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, W magazine, The FADER, Oxford American, and Novembre, among others. He has taught photography at Cooper Union, International Center of Photography, and UC Riverside, where he is currently an adjunct Lecturer in Photography. Joe's first monograph Native Son, was published by VUU (2014 & 2015) and is held in permanent collection libraries at the Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Joe received his MFA from UC Riverside and holds a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His second monograph Ayngel, will be published by Trespasser in 2024.
Joe is available for editorial/commercial commissions, collaborations, and exhibitions.
CV available upon request.