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February 20, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Theatre Level
Hoover Library
200 Municipal Drive

Hoover, AL 35216
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A History of Southern Photography from the Collection of The Do Good Fund

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 20 • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Lecture by photographer Baldwin Lee • 6:00 p.m.

The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the 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.

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

Baldwin Lee taught photography at the University of Tennessee Knoxville for 32 years.  He received an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied with Minor White, and a graduate degree from the Yale School of Art, where he studied with Walker Evans. Lee’s work in photography has been shown widely in such venues as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work has been recognized by the award of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

“Baldwin Lee produced a body of work that is among the most remarkable in American photography of the past half century.”
~ Time Magazine