It’s really hard to believe that Jack Leigh died almost 10 years ago. The Savannah photographer created many iconic images that shared, in the most visceral of ways, his passion for place and for people.
His daughter Grace Leigh is involved with photography too — something I didn’t know until today when I saw a post on Facebook by Jack’s former colleague Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary.
Grace Leigh runs the experimental photo publication Mossless with her partner Romke Hoogwaerts, who founded the blog in 2009.
Together, Romke and Grace recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their next project, MOSSLESS Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013). In the second minute of this video, Grace talks about Jack’s magnificent book The Land I’m Bound To.
An excerpt from the project description:
After a year of research, we spent five hard months producing Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013), an anthology of sorts, but rather a composition, of photographs of America from the last ten years. We encountered every photograph on the internet, on personal websites, or through Tumblrs, Flickr, and so on. We got hooked on the search, finding photographer after photographer with fascinating work about the lands and the people of this country. We have found among them photographers that rival the great American photographers of the past. But we wanted to publish the works all together to follow the changing atmosphere in photography.
As some of you know, I’m caught up in some aspects of the evolution of photography via social media and new media. I’m fascinated by this attempt to curate photographs that were first published via the web into a physical book. I’m donating for sure, and I hope some of Jack’s friends and fans will join me.