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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photograph - Joanne Leonard - Vincent, West Oakland

1967

photograph - Joanne Leonard - Rag Pickers, West Oakland

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

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

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

Two prints of one subject in different poses by Joanne Leonard from her "West Oakland Men Portraits" Series. Prints labeled A-B.

1965

Taken on Lewis Street

This photograph is part of an archive the artist has donated of 2,000 negatives and 500 prints documenting her West Oakland neighborhood in the 1960s....

1965

The artist lived behind the sliding door visible in the photograph (with her husband, Bruce Beasley).

This photograph is part of an archive the artist has donated of 2,000...

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