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Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

The Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation helps fund important endeavors promoting photographic education and documentary photography across the United States. Its goal is to raise awareness of and appreciation for the field of photography as well as the photographers themselves. The Foundation has helped to fund projects and programs at dozens of nonprofit institutions over the years and takes pride in its hands-on approach and the relationships it has fostered.

https://www.leonianfoundation.org/

Current Exhibitions Supported by Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Project 562: Changing The Way We See Native America

Times Square
 on show

Presented by Photoville and Time Square Arts, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Created by Matika Wilbur, Project 562 is a multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally-recognized tribes in what is currently called the United States, resulting in an unprecedented repository of imagery and oral histories which accurately portrays contemporary Native Americans.

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Archive Exhibitions Supported by Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Puddles in my Head : (Our Emotions)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2022

Presented by Photoville, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Puddles in my Head is about community, love, family, friends, pain, confusion, anger, joy, struggle, redemption, and how it all intertwines within the disabled community. It’s about our emotions.

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Mystery Of The Disguised

Brooklyn Bridge Park – The Beach
 archive : 2021

Mystery Of the Disguised is a visual exploration of the construction of an imaginary with the oral story of a town in Veracruz called Coyolillo, an Afro-Mexican community in the south of Mexico—reframing their history to one of freedom.

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Rebel Vision

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2021
Rebel Vision centers the work of Black female and non-binary photojournalists to chart the liberatory possibilities of using the documentary camera as a tool for anti-racism.
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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Oct 232021

Walking Tour Of Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987, With Joseph Rodriguez

Grab your morning coffee and come join legendary photographer Joseph Rodriguez as he shares his memories and stories behind the images in his exhibition and book “Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987,” a collection of snapshots that are on display along the fence of First Street Green Cultural Park on Houston Street.

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