Documerica was a program sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to “photographically document subjects of environmental concern” in the United States from about 1972 to 1977.
Project director Gifford D. Hampshire took on relatively well-known photographers to work for the EPA on the project including Erik Calonius, Gene Daniels, Ken Hayman, Anne LaBastille, Danny Lyon, Boyd Norton, Yoichi Okamoto, Charles O’Rear, Tomas Sennett, Bill Strode, Suzanne Szasz, and John H. White. The photographers were organised geographically usually where they were already active. It was Marc St. Gil who focused primarily on Leakey, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
The population of Leakey in 2010 according to the census was 425 which was precisely the amount recorded in 1960.The town is named after John H. Leakey (1824–1900), a pioneer from Tennessee.
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