An exhibit of photographs of scenes and people of Alabama, on loan from The Do Good Fund collection in Columbus, Ga., is on display at Troy University’s International Arts Center through Nov. 18.
Curated by Will Jacks, Professor of Photography at Troy University, the exhibit, “Portraits of Alabama: Photographs from The Do Good Fund,” includes 34 images that offer a snapshot of contemporary photography that provides diversity in terms of photographers, the times represented and the conceptual approaches to understanding the state.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Do Good Fund on this exhibit and grateful for their generosity in helping us put this collection together,” Jacks said. “This work spans a diverse array of photographers and, as a collective, helps provide a nuanced voice to the complex history of our state.”
Photographers featured in the exhibit are: Alex Harris, Carolyn Drake, Celestia Morgan, Charles Moore, David Wharton, Don Norris, Jared Ragland, Jeff Rich, Lauren Henkin, RaMell Ross, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Ted Partin, William Christenberry and Gordon Parks.
“It’s an honor to show the ‘Portraits of Alabama’ photography collection at the IAC, curated by our own photography professor, Will Jacks,” said Carrie Jaxon, Director of the IAC. “From southern landscapes and southern faces to streetscapes of the Civil Rights era, the exhibition challenges viewers to consider our history, where we’ve come from and where we are going, along with enjoying the simple details that exist in our everyday southern environments.”
Admission is free. The IAC is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For additional information about this or other exhibits, call 334-80-6412 or visit the website at www.troy.edu/iac.