Do Good Fund

Do Good Fund

Photo Now: Emerging Photographers from The Do Good Fund Collection

September 22, 2022 – November 13, 2022

The Do Good Fund’s Collinsworth Emerging Photographer Acquisition Fund was initiated in 2020 as a means of supporting early to mid-career photographers working in the region and to further the fund’s commitment to developing an expansive, rich visual narrative of the ever-changing American South. With grant support generously provided by the Even. T. Collinsworth Jr. Memorial Fund, the initiative remains ongoing, with new recipients announced annually, including those planned for 2022.

This exhibition features the seven Collinsworth Emerging Photographers named to date:

  • Trent Harlan Bozeman (b. 1992, active in Northwest Arkansas)
  • Rosie Brock (b. 1995, active in Athens, Georgia and Virginia)
  • Emma Creighton Hopson (b. 1979, active in Savannah, Georgia)
  • Ashleigh Coleman (b. 1983, active in Mississippi)
  • Andrea Morales (b.1984, active in Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Jimmy Nicholson (b. 1954, active in North Florida and Southwest Georgia)
  • Alex Christopher Williams (b. 1989, active in Atlanta, Georgia)

Contemporary photographers, all, these artists document their lives and communities with an intimacy and immediacy unique to their medium, adding their perspectives to the larger narrative of southern photography. Working in storytelling and documentary traditions, their work broadens and insists upon an expanded understanding of the southern experience.

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 25 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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