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Jack Leigh
Birth: Nov. 8, 1948
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 19, 2004
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Photographer. He began his work in 1972 and was the author of several highly acclaimed books of outdoor photography: "Oystering: A Way of Life", "The Ogeechee: A River and It's People", "Nets and Doors: Shrimping In Southern Waters", "Seaport: A Waterfront At Work", "The Land I'm Bound To", and "Ossabaw: Evocations of an Island". Leigh's best known image, entitled "Midnight", is of the "Bird Girl" statue that once stood at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. It appeared on the cover of John Berendt's best-selling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1993). Leigh later sued the producers of the 1997 film version, claiming they copied the look of his photograph without his permission; the suit was settled out of court. As for the "Bird Girl" statue Leigh made so famous, it had to be removed to a local museum to prevent its theft. Leigh died of cancer at 55. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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 Parents:
  Beverly Eugene Leigh (1924 - 1993)
  Mary Montgomery Pindar Leigh (____ - 1968)
 
Burial:
Bonaventure Cemetery
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jul 30, 2006
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