Joanne Leonard

These photographs are part of an archive the artist has donated of 2,000 negatives and 500 prints documenting her West Oakland neighborhood in the 1960s. She used her camera to capture the grit and grace of everyday life in one of California's oldest African American neighborhoods. Leonard made the gift in honor of the late Oakland Museum of California curator of photography Therese Heyman.


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1964

photograph - Joanne Leonard - Rag Pickers Strips a Mattress, West Oakland, California

1965

photograph - Joanne Leonard - From Our Side Window

1965

photograph - Joanne Leonard - Mr. Williams, West Oakland

Two prints lettered A-B. B is cropped to be just a strip.

1966
1966

2 prints of the same image. Lettered A-B.

11 prints of the same image. Sizes of paper and cropping vary. Prints lettered A-K

Six prints of the same image by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-F.

Three prints of the same image but in different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-C.

Nine prints of the same image but in different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-I.

1967

Two prints by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children" series. Prints are labeled A-B.

Twenty-eight prints of the same image by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-BB.

One print by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children Portraits" Series.

Two prints with the same image but in different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series.

Eight prints with the same image but in different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-H.

Three prints with the same image but in different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-C.

Four similar prints taken during the same photoshoot by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-D.

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