Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection

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Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection

As part of the 2016 Global Georgia Initiative,

Baldwin Lee, "DeFuniak Springs, Florida"

Baldwin Lee, “DeFuniak Springs, Florida” 1984, 16″ x 20″ © Baldwin Lee

the Willson Center presents Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection, an exhibition in six venues on the University of Georgia campus and in the Athens community. The Do Good Fund is a public charity that focuses on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography, including works by emerging photographers, and encourages complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition.

Pictures of Us is presented in partnership with the exhibiting and curating entities listed below, as well as with The Georgia Review, which features a portfolio of images from The Do Good Fund collection in its Winter issue and expanded content at thegeorgiareview.com.

Schedule of Exhibitions

Athens-Clarke County Library

2025 Baxter St. athenslibrary.org/athens

“Photographic Structure in the South”

Curated by the Georgia Museum of Art

Viewed together, the selected images loosely explore concepts of structure, both in terms of the subject matter presented and within each work’s formal composition.

On view in the Quiet Gallery throughout February

Ciné

234 W Hancock Ave. athenscine.com

“Ciné Selects: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection”

A selection of ten images whose responsible, culturally-rich compositions strike a poignant balance between documentary and art photography.

On view in the BarCafé gallery January 21 through March 2

The Dodd Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art

270 River Rd. art.uga.edu/galleries

“No Strangers Here”

No Strangers Here exhibits works by artists from the 1970s to the present who approach photography in a variety of ways, from the snapshot to the portrait. Brought together, the works present a series of people, places, and things both familiar and not that reflect our richly diverse and often contradictory Southern cultural landscape.

On view in Room 101 of the Dodd Galleries January 29 through February 25

Lyndon House Arts Center

293 Hoyt St. athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

“Pictures of Us: Southern Portrait Photography from the Collection of The Do Good Fund”

From the leathery skin of the sunny couple in Miami by Rosalind Solomon to the quiet, reflective space of a young boy cleaning a church pew by Susan Worsham, this wide selection of portraits creates a collective of personalities that speaks to the empathetic nature of humanity.

On view January 26 through March 5

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

300 S Hull St. libs.uga.edu/scl

“Gordon Parks Confronts the Color Line”

Gordon Parks’s trenchant photographs of 1956 Alabama capture life within African American communities two years after Brown v. Board of Education. While the nation inched toward legal equality, Parks displays the Deep South still firmly bound to the iniquity of institutionalized discrimination.

On view January 25 through March 31

Willson Center for Humanities and Arts

1260 S. Lumpkin St. willson.uga.edu

“Scenes from the Southern Terrain”

Landscapes with a sense of mystery, and that capture the detail of life in the South, are the focus of this exhibit.

Curated by the UGA College of Environment and Design

On view throughout February

Schedule of Events

The following events are affiliated with the Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund series of exhibitions.

Art Party: Winter Exhibition Opening Extravaganza!!!

A public reception celebrating four new exhibitions in the Dodd Galleries, including Pictures of Us. With free libations and snacks from Taziki’s, an Electrophoria DJ set, and super fun party portrait studio!!!

Lamar Dodd School of Art

January 29, 6-8 p.m.

Do Good Photography Workshop for Teens

The Georgia Museum of Art has organized this two-part photography workshop for local teenagers. The free event aims to give teenagers a resource to share their voices in their community.

Athens-Clarke County Library

February 10 and 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Two Views: A Conversation with Photographer Billy Weeks

Billy Weeks, a two-time winner of the Gordon Parks International Photography award, will speak on the influential photographer.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

February 16, 2:30 p.m.

Global Georgia Initiative: William R. Ferris – “The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists”

William R. Ferris, the senior associate director of UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South and a widely recognized leader in Southern studies, African American music, and folklore, is the Willson Center’s guest in its Global Georgia speaker series. His talk is presented in partnership with The Do Good Fund and the Georgia Museum of Art.

M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art

February 18, 4 p.m.

Reception for Pictures of Us and William R. Ferris

A public reception for Ferris’s Global Georgia talk and the Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund series of exhibitions with refreshments and catering by Marti’s at Midday. Hosted by the Willson Center, The Do Good Fund, and the Lyndon House.

Lyndon House Arts Center

February 18, 6-8 p.m.

Photography Portfolio Review with Artists Mark Steinmetz, Mike Smith and Baldwin Lee

The Arts Center will schedule a series of appointments for local photographers to show their works to photographers from The Do Good Fund collection in 20-minute slots. Walk-ins may be accommodated but reservations are encouraged at lyndonhouseartscenter@gmail.com. Please indicate your first and second choices of appointment times.

Lyndon House Arts Center

February 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pictures of Us: Southern Photography Panel

Panel discussion with Mark Steinmetz, artist; Baldwin Lee, artist; Mike Smith, artist; Michael David Murphy, program manager, Atlanta Celebrates Photography; and Jill Frank, artist. Moderated by Marni Shindelman, artist and lecturer in photography, UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art

Lyndon House Arts Center

February 19, 3 p.m.

Baldwin Lee, "DeFuniak Springs, Florida"