Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Southern Perspectives: Photographs from The Do Good Fund

November 4, 2019

Symposium: 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

Self-Guided Art Walk: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pebble Hill, 101 S. Debardeleben Street


Photographers of the South embrace a weighty subject—one that is not always easy to look at—yet still, the work abides, presenting accounts of this place in all its character. Documents of place, people, the past, these photographs help frame our region and perceptions of it. 

This symposium is offered in conjunction with an Auburn-wide presentation of photographs from The Do Good Fund, a public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, The Do Good Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of photographs taken in the American South since World War II. The collection ranges from works by more than a dozen Guggenheim Fellows to images by less-well-known emerging photographers working in the region.

The Do Good Fund’s mission is to make its collection of over 500 images broadly accessible through installations at regional museums, nonprofit galleries, and nontraditional venues, and to encourage complementary community-based programming to accompany each exhibition.

Last Updated: August 16, 2019