American, b. 1940 in
Inspired by Moholy Nagy’s photograms, Leinwohl created them each year he was at the ID, cuminating with images created by only the light of explosions directly on 8x10 color transparencey sheet film which he calls “dynagrams” and images of his face coated with developer pressed directly on 8x10 film he calls “epigrams.”
Chosen by Siskind, he contributed his series of blurred virtual volume photographs of a dancer to “Chicago Choice,” a poetry magazine. One of these images was chosen by Edward Steichen to be added to MoMA’s collection.
Leinwohl documented much of the furvent 60’s documenting street demonstrations of the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and the 1968 Democratic Convention. He also documented a young women’s reformatory in
In May of 1965, he opened his own studio handling creative advertising, corporate, industrial, and magazine assignments often working with many fine Chicago and
In the 70’s he taught full time at the
He has been a guest lecturer for graduate seminars for photo and design at the
He has won numerous local, national and international awards for his photography from design and art director clubs and been featured in magazine articles.
In April, 2010 Leinwohl was part of “Passing the Torch: The Chicago Students of Callahan and Siskind” at the Stephen Daiter Gallery in