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Artist
Jack Leigh
Title
Abandoned Grain Silos
Date
2002
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 14 × 18 inches (35.6 × 45.7 cm)Sheet: 14 × 18 inches (35.6 × 45.7 cm)Matted: 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm)Framed: 24 × 30 inches (61 × 76.2 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds provided by the William Jay Society.
Accession Number
2006.54
Savannah-born photographer Jack Leigh spent more than thirty years documenting the rapidly changing landscape and way of life in the rural South. Abandoned Grain Silos capture the footprint of industrialization on the landscape, The grain silos stand proudly vertical as a testament to man’s production. The constructions are centered in Leigh’s image, declaratively marking them as the subject of his image. While standing as a testament to mankind’s innovation, the silos also solidly interrupt the natural landscape. Leigh turns his camera to them in an objective manner, capturing them as what humans have left behind.