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Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund

Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund

University of Georgia Press

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Experience a captivating journey through the American South's rich heritage. In Reckonings and Reconstructions, delve into the power of photography and insightful essays that unravel the complex cultural tapestry of the region since World War II. With 125 colorful photographs sourced from the Do Good Fund, captured by a diverse group of 77 photographers, explore themes of southern memory, ethics, land, labor, law, migration, food, ritual, and kinship. These works capture the essence of the South's ever-changing qualities, showcasing a place where despair and hope, terror and beauty, pain and joy coexist. Discover a vision of a "Better South" seeking reconciliation and restoration.

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Product Details

  • Published to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Do Good Fund
  • Interdisciplinary text features contributors from history, literary studies, art criticism, and journalism practicing photographers, and more
  • Product Type: Exhibition Catalog, Hardcover (cloth)
  • 250 pages, with 155 illustrations
  • Publication Date:
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.5 × 9.5 × 0.875 inches
    (29.2 × 24.1 × 2.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 3.49 lb (55.8 oz; 1581 g)
  • SKU010009577 | ISBN: 9781946657145

About Jeffrey Richmond-Moll

Meet Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, the curator of American art at the Georgia Museum of Art and cochair of the Association of Historians of American Art. He authored the exhibition catalog "Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery, and Imagination in American Realism" and has been published in notable journals like Archives of American Art Journal, MAVCOR Journal, and Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture. Currently residing in Athens, Georgia, he brings his expertise and passion to the world of American art.

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The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a Columbus, Georgia based public charity. 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 twenty Guggenheim Fellows to images by lesser known and emerging photographers working in the region.

Do Good’s mission is to make its collection of more than 800 images broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries, and nontraditional venues and to encourage complementary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition.

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