The Do Good Fund for Southern Photography
Originally appears in The Southern Photographer Blog
Folks in Georgia have started the Do Good Fund, which is about helping Southern photographers earn recognition, exhibitions, and lines in their resumes.
Or, as they put it,
"The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography, including works by emerging photographers.
"Do Good's mission is to make these works broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues, and to encourage complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition."
I gather the Do Good Fund has been collecting works by Southern photographers for 2 years. You can see their acquisitions in 2013 hereand in 2014 here.
Images now in the collection include work by the following photographers:
Shelby Lee Adams
Debbie Fleming Caffery
Maude Schuyler Clay
Joshua Dudley Greer
Jane Robbins Kerr
That's a fine collection of folks. To help these Do Gooders grow the collection and carry out their mission of bringing Southern photography to a wide circle of folks, contact them here:
The Do Good Fund, Inc.
P. O. Box 2707
(233-12th St., Suite 500)
Columbus, GA 31902 (31901)
The Do Good Fund has just announced that they are adding to the collection a set of images by Gordon Parks, from his Segregation Series Portfolio.
The Do Good Fund has begun to show its collection in exhibitions, first at this year's Slow Exposures, and at other venues, upcoming, as follows:
Brought to Light - Slow Exposures 2014 - Whiskey Bonding Barn, Pike County, GA, September 19-28, 2014. Opening Reception, this Saturday, September 20th, 5:30-7pm.
Southern Exposures: The Do Good Fund Photographs - Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, October 6 -December 19, 2014. Opening Reception, October 24th, 6-9pm.
Behind the Lens: Women Photographers on Appalachia and the South- Tipton St. Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, March 2-29, 2015. Opening Reception, March 6, 2015.
These folks are truly Doing Good, and their efforts are truly worthy of our support. Let's see what we can do!