March 2016 – The Do Good Fund

The ‘Do Good Fund’ and Contemporary Southern Photography

This month we have a rare treat for you. Alan Rothschild, founder of The Do Good Fund, will be talking about the fund as well as its role in contemporary southern photography.

Alan RothchildAlan Rothschild is an attorney based in Columbus, Georgia, a photographer, a member of the board of the Georgia Museum of Art, and the founder of The Do Good Fund and its Southern Photography Initiative.

Alan founded The Do Good Fund in 2012 in Columbus, GA. Since then, the Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography. Do Good’s mission is to make its collection broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues. It also encourages complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition. Throughout February and March, selected works from the Fund’s Southern Photography Initiative will be on display in six venues around Athens.

In his presentation, Alan will tell us why he started the Fund and its collection of photos, and how the fund selects the photographers and the works to be included in the collection. He’ll also describe the impact the Southern Photography Initiative’s exhibitions have had in the communities where they’ve been displayed across the South.

Pictures of Us from The Do Good Fund are currently being displayed at:

  • The Lyndon House
  • Athens-Clarke Co. Library in The Quiet Room
  • Lamar Dodd School of Art – UGA in Gallery 101
  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library – UGA
  • Willson Center for Humanities and Arts – UGA
  • Ciné (only through March 2)

Links to learn more about The Do Good Fund

Do Good Fund