It will be ten years ago this May that Jack Leigh lost his battle with cancer. He had been a dedicated photographer documenting in striking black and white images that he loved. His passion for the seafaring ways and the beauty of his native Georgia coastline are evident in one of our favorite books, “Nets & Doors: Shrimping in Southern Waters”. Jack identified many years ago that our shrimping industry was threatened and in 1989 published a book portraying commercial shrimpers that he followed for 3 years.
A native of Savannah, Jack studied at The University of Georgia, and fittingly was the cover photographer for what is perhaps Savannah’s best known novel, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.
Being the shrimp fanatics that we are, “Nets & Doors” is now part of our collection. (He has other noteworthy books that you can read more about here on this Jack Leigh web-site). Consider treating yourself or a fellow shrimper to “Nets & Doors: Shrimping in Southern Waters” – it was, for us, a very welcome gift!