Sheila pree Bright
The Everyday Projects
Atlanta, GA, USA
Sheila Pree Bright is a fine-art photographer, with an M.F.A. in Photography from Georgia State University who is nationally known for her photographic series Young Americans, Plastic Bodies, and Suburbia. In recent years, Bright has documented responses to police shootings in Atlanta, Ferguson, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Bright’s current and most ambitious project to date, #1960Now, examines race, gender and generational divides to raise awareness of millennial perspectives on civil and human rights. Bright’s photographs have appeared in the book and exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture and the 2014 documentary Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Bright has exhibited at the High Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, MOCA Cleveland, Look3 and FotoFest Houston, among other institutions. She is the recipient of several awards including the 2006 Center Prize formally the Santa Fe Prize for Suburbia; and her work is included in numerous private and public collections.
2015 - Proclamation, Atlanta City Council, 2014 - Artist Residency, Reginald F Lewis Museum, 2014 - Working Artist Grant, 2013 - Elevate 2013 A Public Art Experience Grant, 2012 - Delta Sigma Theta Celebration of Women Torch Award, 2012 - Recipient of Idea Capital Grant, 2010 - Save The Art Awards, 2009 - The Loridans Arts Encouragement Award, 2008 - Aetna Foundation Grant, 2007 - Artist-in-Residency, 2006 - Center Prize, , 2002 - The International Photography Institute, NY, NY, 2001 - National Bronica Award, Tamron USA, New York, NY
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