The Leonelli Collection includes photographic essays on a wide range of topics, by photo-journalist Elisa Leonelli. The photographs were originally taken on color transparency and black & white negatives with Nikon and Hasselblad cameras on 35mm and 120 mm film, mostly between 1974 and 1989, and often published in American and international magazines. They have been digitized specifically for this collection in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library. Special Collections of the Claremont Colleges Library will house the original archival collection, donated by Leonelli, so they may be made available to future generations of students and researchers.
Among the subjects are:
An extensive coverage of the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics.
Travel photography about China, India, Nepal, Japan, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Italy, California.
Los Angeles: architecture, art museums, downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, beach life and fashion, murals
Famous people: actors, directors, artists, musicians, writers.
Americana: Native Americans, drive-in theaters, Halloween, LA Knockers Dance Group, Shopwindows, Teenage USA, Trucks and Truckers.
Black & white photo essays: Vietnamese Refugees, People of Montepagano, Street Photography: New Orleans, New York, Modena.
Click on "Series" in the Collection Indexes box (above "Recent Additions") to pull together all items of a particular photographic series/essay.
This collection is a work-in-progress with additional items being added almost daily. Please check back periodically.