Native Son: Joe Leavenworth Searches for His Roots

April 14, 2014

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Joe Leavenworth

"Untitled," 2011, from Joe Leavenworth's first monograph, Native Son, a project about his search for connections to the American South. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Photographs are inextricably connected to memory, and our memories are, in many ways, the sum of our lives. We grew up looking through photo albums at the people our parents were before they became our parents, and at images of ourselves from before we can even remember. We keep photos of events from long ago, showing people we have not...

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