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Una Vida En Photos: Spanish version of Joanne’s short film A Life in Pictures

There is now a Spanish version of Joanne’s film “A Life in Pictures” – her own voice narrating in Spanish – you can type in “Una Vida en Photos” at YouTube or go to this link


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The View From Here, January 16 - June 27, 2010

Just as photography has been instrumental in shaping California's popular image, the state — and San Francisco, in particular — has played a key role in the history of photography as an art form. Reflecting this unusually symbiotic relationship, SFMOMA was one of the first museums in the country to treat photography as an equal to painting and sculpture. In celebration of the museum's 75 years of engagement with the medium, this exhibition explores the variety and vitality of California's photographic tradition from the 1840s to the present. Drawn from the SFMOMA collection, it includes Gold Rush-era daguerreotypes and early panoramas of San Francisco, pictures by members of the influential Group f.64, street and documentary photographs, conceptual work from the 1970s, and contemporary photographs. Artists include Ansel Adams, Lewis Baltz, Dorothea Lange, Joanne Leonard, Ed Ruscha, Larry Sultan, Carleton Watkins, Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.


Joanne will be a presenter at:

Life Writing and Intimate Publics Conference, June 2010

Meeting of the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) in Sussex, England, at the University of Sussex


Oakland Museum of California


Featured at The Picture Show, NPR


PLAY Gallery

A 10 minute Emmy-nominated film with narration from BEING IN PICTURES is at:


"Q & A" pdf and a "Look Inside" feature are available at the University of Michigan Press web site


Inclusion at the wonderful blog of writer Leah Hager Cohen,

Love as a Found Object


An Online book review at Lens Culture


The Story

Joanne Leonard was interviewed on American Public Media's The Story with Dick Gordon on August 21, 2007.

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The Scholar Feminist On Line, a web publication of New York's Barnard Center for Research on Women (34 images and lecture script)


Modern Fiction Studies-An illustrated text excerpt


University of Michigan School of Art & Design Joanne Leonard - Website and Bio


Joanne’s cover for album by London Suede (at Amazon and in album review);


Eleanor Rubin, Joanne Leonard's twinsister (Elly) is a Boston Area Artist.


Barbara Handelman, Joanne Leonard's younger sister is a photographer as well as a therapist, and dog trainer. Her book, Canine Behavior: A Photo-Illustrated Handbook, and other publications are available at


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Joanne Leonard - Being in Pictures