Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Symposium on Southern Photography

Symposium on Southern Photography

The public is invited to “Southern Perspectives: Photographs from The Do Good Fund” on Monday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill. 

Photographers of the South embrace a weighty subject—one that is not always easy to look at—yet still, the work abides, presenting accounts of this place in all its character. Speakers Lynn Marshall Linnemeir, Bill Ferris, David Carter, and Celestia Morgan will discuss how photographs help frame our region and perceptions of it. 

The symposium is offered in conjunction with an Auburn-wide presentation of photographs from The Do Good Fund. Following the symposium, participants are invited to view photographs on display at the Biggin Gallery, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Sunny Slope, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill, and the Auburn Public Library.

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

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit aub.ie/dogood. Sponsored by The Do Good Fund, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, OLLI at Auburn, Auburn University Department of Art and Art History, and the Auburn Public Library.

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn. For more information, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.

Last Updated: October 06, 2019