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

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

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

By Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series.

By Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series.

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

By Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series.

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

Two prints taken around the same time by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-B.

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

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

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.

Thirteen prints with the same image by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Women Portraits" Series. Prints are labeled A-M.

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

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

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

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

Thirty-nine prints with similar images, and different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children" Series. Prints labeled A-MM.

Twenty prints with similar images, and different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children" Series. Prints labeled A-T.

Two prints of the same image by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children" Series. Prints labeled A-B.

Two prints of the same image by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children" Series. Prints labeled A-B.

Two prints of the same image by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children" Series. Prints labeled A-B.

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

Twenty-nine prints with the same image, but different formats by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Children" Series. Prints labeled A-CC.

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