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A Photographer’s Love of the Lowcountry

The photography of Jack Leigh
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Oak Limb Reflection, 2002.

“He cannot raise his camera without telling me about a South I never knew was there,” the novelist Pat Conroy once wrote about his friend Jack Leigh. “I feel as though I am seeing my native land for the first time when I study Jack’s uncanny yet perfectly composed and cunning images.”

photo: Jack Leigh; Promised Gift to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Nets & Doors, 1986.

photo: Jack Leigh; Promised Gift to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Ossabaw Creature, 2001.

photo: Jack Leigh; Promised Gift to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Oysterman at Night, 1981.

photo: Jack Leigh; High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Savannah Saw Works, 1977.

photo: Jack Leigh; High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Midnight, 1993.

photo: Jack Leigh; High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Peaches, 1981.

photo: Jack Leigh; Courtesy Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah

Checker Players, 1977.

photo: Jack Leigh; Courtesy Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah

Drive-In Movie Screen, 1983.

photo: Jack Leigh; Courtesy Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah

Mr. Hazel and Buster, 1976.

photo: Jack Leigh; Courtesy Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah

Cold Mellons, 1970.

photo: Jack Leigh; Courtesy Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah