Matt Eich (born 1986). Network News, Virginia (from the series The Invisible Yoke: Volume III: The Seven Cities) 2013. Archival pigment print. 16 x 24 inches. The Do Good Fund Inc. 2020-5. copywright Matt Eich.

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.

Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport IA

Held in conjunction with the venue's new exhibit Reckonings & Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund, Davenport's Figge Art Museum will host a special Southern Photography Exhibition Celebration on June 13, with curator Dr. Jeffrey Richmond-Moll introducing the exhibition and sharing fascinating insights on his curatorial process.

Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund represents a survey of the art and artists within the Do Good Fund's collection. Providing a scholarly investigation of southern photography since World War II, the collection highlights a wide-ranging group of photographers - diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, and region - through more than 120 photographs by more than 70 artists. Over the past decade, the Do Good Fund has build a museum-quality collection of photography to document and celebrate the ever-changing American South, and this exhibition asks key questions that identify and complicate conventional ideas of the “American South” and “Southern photography” by resisting retrograde tropes and instead projecting the enigmatic, ever-changing qualities of the region and its people.

The exhibition includes works by such renowned photographers as Debbie Fleming, Caffery, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Shelby Lee Adams, Sheila Pree Bright, William Christenberry, Chandra McCormick, and Gordon Parks. As Reckonings & Reconstructions navigates the interface between nature and culture in the South, themes of land, labor, law and protest, food, ritual, and kinship draw from historical legacies where despair and hope, terror and beauty, pain and joy, and indignity and dignity commingle. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, this exhibition program is supported in part by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

The Southern Photography Exhibition Celebration for Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund will take place on June 13, admission to the 6:30 p.m. event is free, and Figge members are invited to come early for a Member Reception beginning at 5 p.m. where they can mingle with drinks prior to the Curator Talk. The exhibit itself will be on display from June 15 through September 8, and more information is available by calling (563)326-7804 and visiting

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