Oxford, MS 38655
This reception follows a 3pm panel at Meek Hall Gallery 130. The panel will include guest photographers Jerry Siegel and Jill Frank as well as Brooke White and David Wharton. All panelists have work in the Do Good Fund’s photography collection. The panel will be moderated by Alan Rothschild, the organizer of the collection.The exhibit is open until December 8.
About the Exhibit
Photographs from the Do Good Fund: A Celebration of Southern Photography, is a statewide photography exhibition featuring the work of dozens of photographers and more than 100 images from the Do Good Fund’s collection. The Do Good Fund, a non-profit based in Columbus, Georgia, is a contemporary photography collection whose focus is to build a museum-quality collection of photographs made in the American South in the years since World War II. Artists represented in this collection include Guggenheim Fellows, Magnum photographers and regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized photographers.
The two exhibitions currently on view at the University of Mississippi are NOW: Contemporary Southern Photography at the Art Department’s Gallery 130 and Southern People, Southern Places at the Gammill Gallery at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. They are the result of a multi-year collaborative effort between Brooke White, Associate Professor of Art, David Wharton, Director of Documentary Studies at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Alan Rothschild, Founder of the Do Good Fund. This collaboration began with one simple idea, to bring this impressive photography collection to the state. After years of planning it has grown into a statewide exhibition that includes eight separate locations throughout Mississippi.
On October 5, there will be a late afternoon (3-4:30) panel at the Art Department’s Gallery 130 in Meek Hall. The panel will include guest photographers Jerry Siegel and Jill Frank as well as Brooke White and David Wharton. All panelists have work in the Do Good Fund’s photography collection. The panel will be moderated by Alan Rothschild, the organizer of the collection. Immediately following the panel, there will be a reception at the Gammill Gallery (4:30-5:30) and a bit later a second reception at Gallery 130 in Meek Hall (5-6:30).
For more info on the Do Good Fund you can visit their website (http://www.thedogoodfund.org).