Joe Leavenworth’s series Native Son is described as a series of photographs made between 2009-2012 while crisscrossing the Southeastern United States. The images that are compiled for this body of work are chromatically rich, complex and enticing in esthetic. Leavenworth who was born in Georgia, raised in Connecticut, has always had an urge to experience and explore the southern region. 

Joe Leavenworth’s series  is described as a series of photographs made between 2009-2012 while crisscrossing the Southeastern United States. The images that are compiled for this body of work are chromatically rich, complex and enticing in esthetic. Leavenworth who was born in Georgia, raised in Connecticut, has always had an urge to experience and explore the southern region. In October 2009 he made his first trip down and continued making trips many years after. Explaining to ThisisaCult about his goal for his audience he said,” My goal is for the viewer to witness a personal narrative unfolding and something larger and recognizable; a view of our contemporary American landscape. I hope the viewer observes an admiration for the way things are, the trepidation in initiating a conversation in an exponentially isolated world, and a struggle to identify oneself and communicate. There is discovery, inquisition, and education from this process of putting oneself out there. I believe everyone can relate to this existential desire. I’m starting to get a little dreamy here…”

Native Son will be available in a second edition soon thorugh VUU