from the Foreword by John Evans
“Through this photographic tour, Lemuria wishes to share the tangible beauty of Jackson. While Jacksons culture is rooted in the past, the city is evolving with many major enhancements and physical changes in the making. This book may serve as the last documentation of what is as we move into what will be. Often referred to as “the Crossroads of the South," Jackson is the transept of our state, physically and emotionally, with vibrant festivals, restaurants and bars and good small local businesses that are digging in to preserve and grow our citys integrity.”
“It is fitting that Ken Murphy take on the capital city as he has spent fifteen years capturing the beauty of Mississippi in photographic books. While working in Jackson, he captured most of the suggested subjects. However, there were times when Ken couldnt imagine a beautiful photograph. It was Kens photographic expertise that guided the books development. We know we might have left out a favorite of yours, but please know that we tried to touch on the most vibrant and interesting aspects of Jackson. The success of Jackson is for you to judge.”
“We hope that, through the efforts of small business and the support of their patrons, Jacksons culture is preserved and evolves for generations to come. And to all Greater Jacksonians and Mississippians, consider this book as a symbol of what is good about Jackson.”
Jackson is a 183-page photography book by Ken Murphy with a Foreword by John Evans and an Introduction by Leland Speed.