Sheila Pree Bright is a fine-art photographer nationally known for her photographic series Young Americans, Plastic Bodies, and Suburbia. In recent years Bright has turned her camera to document responses to police shootings in Atlanta, Ferguson, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. and protests bubbling up through the growing chasm between haves and have nots. She observed young social activists including Black Lives Matters participants taking a stand against the same struggles their parents and grandparents endured during the era of Jim Crow.
Bright’s pop-up exhibition for the Click! Triangle Photography Festival could not be more timely for our community and the nation as a whole. With three bodies of work on view--#1960Now, Young Americans, and a new body of work documenting protests at the DNC and other flash points--she brings front and center the most pressing issues of our time—immigration, racial and income inequality, and a potent rejection of the political status quo. Sheila gives voice to marginalized communities who need to be heard at this festival and beyond.
Recently the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC has acquired the #1960Now and Suburbia series for their permanent collection.
The B&W prints received from Charlottesville were curated by Deborah Willis for the 2016 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph and made by Digital Silver Imaging.
The exhibition runs from Oct 11-28th.
The exhibition will be open and staffed with a docent every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2-8pm and the opening is Tuesday the 18th from 7-10. 1116 Broad Street between Watts Grocery and Oval Park Grill.
1116 Broad Street, Durham