Jim Alexander @ 86

Help Digitize Jim Alexander’s Photographic Archive

Over his 56 years as a documentary photographer, Jim Alexander has amassed an impressive collection of images of Black culture and human rights movements. You can help preserve and digitize this invaluable trove by making a tax-deductible contribution. Gifts will be used to establish The Jim Alexander Collection Archive to ensure his works are used to educate, uplift and inspire through exhibitions, mass media and collections acquisitions.

Suggested donation amounts:

(please consider covering our transaction fees of 2.2% + .30)

  • $86
  • $186
  • $586
  • Any amount

Jim started taking photographs in 1952 at the age of 17 in the U.S. Navy. He had his first exhibit 16 years later in 1968, the same year he graduated from the New York Institute of Photography with a degree in commercial photography. Over his distinguished career, Jim has photographed a host of Black leaders, luminaries and events — visual artists, music legends, politicians, civil and human rights leaders, activists and events — from Duke Ellington to Public Enemy, from fashion shows to protests of the Vietnam War and Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Jim’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), Stuart A. Rose MARBL Collection at Emory University, Paul R. Jones Collections, Clark Atlanta University Galleries, the Smithsonian, Harvey B. Gantt Center Art Collection, the Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Airport Collection, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library, among others.

Learn more about The Jim Alexander Collection.

Culture Centers International is the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for “Jim at 85.”


Suggested donation amounts:

(please consider covering our transaction fees of 2.2% + .30)

  • $86
  • $186
  • $586
  • Any amount