The Spirit of The Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh

High Museum of Art

May. 4, 2024 - Jun. 11, 2017

1280 West Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, 30309
Phone (404) 733-4444

This exhibition showcases the lyrical work of celebrated Savannah photographer Jack Leigh. Leigh was among a generation of Southern photographers who came of age in the 1970s, including William Christenberry and William Eggleston, whose work focused on the subtle beauty found in ordinary and out-of-the-way areas of the American South. Leigh was born in Savannah and devoted his career to documenting the unique character of his home city as well as the marshlands, fishing villages, and roadside towns of the coastal Lowcountry. Working exclusively in black and white, he was drawn not only to the region’s landscape and aging architecture but particularly to its people, those who possessed a deep connection to the land and sea.

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