Karp, Leah Jaynes. (b. Philadelphia, PA, ca. 1955; active Philadelphia, PA, 2002)

Bibliography and Exhibitions


Chicago (IL). Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College.
Solo exhibition.


ATLANTA (GA). High Museum of Art.
Subjective Vision: The Lucinda W. Bunnen Collection of Photographs.
January, 1983.
63 pp. exhib. cat., b&w and a few color illus. Curated and foreword by Bunnen; intro. by A.D. Coleman. Group exhibition. Includes: Leah Jaynes Karp. 4to, wraps.

NEW YORK (NY). Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Constructed Images: New Photography.
28 pp. exhib. cat., 16 b&w illus., biog., exhibs., and awards for each artist, exhib. checklist of 72 works. Curated and intro. by Deborah Willis; text by Kellie Jones. Artists include Pat Ward Williams, Lorna Simpson, Jeffrey Scales, Albert Chong, Geno Rodriguez, Clarissa Sligh, Coreen Simpson, Ani Gonzalez-Rivera, Elisabeth Sunday, Todd Gray, Tyrone Georgiou, Leah Jaynes Karp, James Conner, Christian Walker, and Joan Eda. [Traveling exhibition: Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; FotoFest, Houston, TX; Berkeley Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Mandeville Gallery,University of California, San Diego; Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY, 1991; Bomani Gallery, San Franciso, CA.] 4to (28 x 22 cm.; 11 x 8.5 in.), pictorial stapled wraps. First ed.

SAN FRANCISCO (CA). SF Camerawork.
No More Heroes: Unveiling Masculinity.
October 18-November 23, 1991.
48 pp. exhib. cat., b&w illus. Includes 16 photographers and 14 video artists, notes bibliog. Includes important text by Christian Walker, "The Miscegenated Gaze" which discusses the black subjective gaze in the work of Jeffrey Scales, Leah Karp and Lyle Ashton Harris in contrast to the white colonialist gaze in photographs of black subjects by white photographers and writers such as Brian Lanker, Robert Mapplethorpe and F. Holland Day. Artists in the exhibition include: Christian Walker, Lyle Ashton Harris, Leah Jaynes Karp, Todd Gray, Maria Martinez-Canas. Published as Camerawork Quarterly Vol. 18, nos. 3 & 4 (Summer/Fall, 1991). 4to (31 cm.), stapled pictorial wraps. First ed.

Black Photographers: 1940-1988, An Illustrated Bio-Bibliography.
New York: Garland, 1989.
483 pp., over 350 illus. The most comprehensive list of Black photographers to date, with brief biographical entries on many artists and a few bibliographical entries on approximately half of the hundreds of names. Photographers included in Willis's earlier book, Black Photographers 1840-1940, receive only a brief notation here. An indispensable reference work. Artists discussed include: Salimah Ali, Omobowale Ayorinde, J. Edward Bailey, III, Anthony Barboza, Donnamarie Barnes, Vanessa Barnes Hillian, Fay D. Bellamy, Lisa Bellamy, Dawoud Bey, Hart Leroy Bibbs, Bonnie Brisset, Barbara Brown, Lisa Brown, Millie Burns, Muriel Agatha Fortune Bush, Cynthia D. Cole, Juanita Cole, Cary Beth Cryor, Tere L. Cuesta, Fikisha Cumbo, Phyllis Cunningham, Pat Davis, Carmen DeJesus, Lydia Ann Douglas, Barbara Dumetz, Joan Eda, Sharon Farmer, Phoebe Farris, Valeria "Mikki" Ferrill, Collette V. Fournier, Roland L. Freeman, Rennie George, Bernadette F. B. Gibson, Anthony Gleaton, Dorothy Gloster, Lydia Hale-Hammond, Gail Adelle Hansberry, Inge Hardison, Teenie Harris, Madeleine Hill, Zebonia Hood, Vera Jackson, Louise Jefferson, Michelle M. Jeffries, Brent Jones, Brian V. Jones, Julia Jones, Kenneth G. Jones, Marvin T. Jones, Leah Jaynes Karp, Irene C. Kellogg, Lucius King, Romulo Lachatanere, Allie Sharon Larkin, George Larkins, Archy La Salle, Abe C. Lavalais, Joyce Lee, Sa'Longo J.R. Lee, Carl E. Lewis, Harvey James Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Roy Lewis, Fern Logan, Edie Lynch, Peter Magubane, Jimmie Mannas, Louise Martin, Mickey Mathis, Carroll T. Maynard, Rhashidah Elaine McNeill, Marlene Montoute, Michelle Morgan, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Marilyn Nance, Yvonne Payne, Patricia Phipps, Ellen Queen, Phillda Ragland, Arkili-Casundria Ramsess, Odetta Rogers, Veronica Saddler, Lloyd Saunders, Cheryl Shackelton, Victoria Simmons, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Clarissa T. Sligh, Ming Smith, Toni Smith, Charlynn Spencer Pyne, Jo Moore Stewart, Celeste P. Stokes, Elisabeth Sunday, Elaine Tomlin, Sandra Turner-Bond, Jacqueline La Vetta Van Sertima, Dixie Vereen, William Onikwa Wallace, Sharon Watson-Mauro, Carrie Mae Weems, Dolores West, Judith C. White, Elizabeth "Tex" Williams, Lucy Williams, Pat Ward Williams, Deborah Willis, Carol R. Wilson, Jonni Mae Wingard, Ernest Withers, and many, many others. Not all listed in this description, but all individual photographers are cross-listed. Large stout 4to, pictorial boards, no d.j. (as issued). First ed.