Excellence and Diversity

By  |  February 22, 2016
“Department Store, Mobile, Alabama” (1965) by Gordon Parks | This image appeared in the Oxford American’s Spring 2013 issue and is currently being presented by the Do Good Fund Collection “Department Store, Mobile, Alabama” (1965) by Gordon Parks | This image appeared in the Oxford American’s Spring 2013 issue and is currently being presented by the Do Good Fund Collection

Artists: Various

Project: Do Good Fund 

Description: Presenting a selection of works from the Do Good Fund collection, currently on exhibition in Athens, Georgia, through March. Showcased across six venues, the exhibition seeks to promote the excellence and diversity of contemporary Southern photography and includes work by Oxford American contributors—Gordon Parks, Susan Worsham, Walter Pickering, Debbie Fleming Caffery, and others. The Do Good Fund, a “Southern Photography Initiative,” is a nonprofit founded in 2012 in Columbus, Georgia. 


Eyes on the South is curated by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, email Jeff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.