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Jack Leigh

Born: Nov 8, 1948

Death: May 19, 2004

Birthplace: Savannah

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jack Leigh

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1948
Date of Death : May 19, 2004
Birth Place : Savannah

John David "Jack" Leigh II, was a native of Savannah, Georgia and a graduate of The Savannah Country Day School and the University of Georgia. He was a photographer and author, known for the cover photograph on the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The photograph itself, largely considered a major factor in the success of the novel, featured the "Bird Girl" statue from the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. Already well known locally as a portrait and documentary photographer, Leigh was commissioned by Random House for the photograph. Leigh wrote and published five books on photography. His former photo gallery was a popular tourist attraction in the Historic District of downtown Savannah. He died May 19, 2004, in Savannah of colon cancer. He is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery.


  • Writer
  • Photographer

Also known as

  • John David Leigh II
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