Leni Sinclair Photo Archive

Via Leni Sinclair


To preserve the history of Detroit musicians by archiving a photography collection that dates to the 1960s

To preserve the history of Detroit’s music scene, photographer Leni Sinclair will create a public archive of her personal photo collection dating back to the early 1960s. Sinclair will add data — name of the artist, for example, and the place the photo was taken — to some 57,000 negatives taken of such greats as John Coltrane and of Detroit clubs, including the historic Baker's Keyboard Lounge. The archive will help preserve Detroit’s music legacy for future generations.

Project Team

Leni Sinclair