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Artist
Jack Leigh
Title
Storage Bin in Snow
Date
1979
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 18 × 13 3/4 inches (45.7 × 34.9 cm)Sheet: 19 1/2 × 15 5/8 inches (49.5 × 39.7 cm)Matted: 28 × 22 inches (71.1 × 55.9 cm)Framed: 30 × 24 inches (76.2 × 61 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds provided by the William Jay Society.
Accession Number
2007.24.4
Savannah-born photographer Jack Leigh spent more than thirty years documenting the rapidly changing landscape and way of life in the rural South. Storage Bin in Snow captures the footprint of industrialization on the landscape. The GBI storage bin stands out emphatically as an obdurate object of steel in the whitewashed environment. While standing as a testament to mankind’s innovation, it also solidly interrupt the natural landscape. Leigh turns his camera to the storage bin in an objective manner, capturing it as what humans have left behind.