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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sheila Pree Bright. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sheila Pree Bright, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sheila Pree Bright. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sheila Pree Bright, often where they are interviewed.

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Sheila Pree Bright - Art & Activism

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Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed International Photographic Artist, speaker and author. She is known for her series #1960Now, Young Americans, Plastic Bodies, and Suburbia. Sheila is the author of #1960Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests which was also a feature in the New York Times. She was featured in the 2016 feature-length documentary film Election Day: Lens Across America. Sheila is a contributor & ambassador for The Leica 10 - a collective of artists who tell stories with pictures using music, poetry, movies and other artforms as inspiration. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections; to name a few, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Library of Congress, National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

In this episode Sheila takes you behind the scenes on her #1960Now body of work and discusses the impact that art can have as a tool for activism. She explores her early days photographing Hip Hop culture and how her empathy and lack of fear has influenced her ability to be welcomed into the communities she photographs. Find out why Sheila believes if one door closes another will open.

This is We Are Photographers with Sheila Pree Bright and this is her story.

Connect with Sheila Pree Bright: | Instagram @shepreebright @1960now

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Sep 15 2020 · 59mins
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Photographers Steve Schapiro and Sheila Pree Bright

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Lois Reitzes talks with civil rights photographer Steve Schapiro and photographer, author, and activist Sheila Pree Bright about their work on display at Jackson Fine Art Gallery; and author Darryl Farley about his book "I Will Be Here." Kevin Rinker interviews actor Libby Williams and director Zach Stolz about Elm Street Cultural Art Village's production of "She Kills Monsters."

Aug 14 2020 · 52mins
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Interview with Sheila Pree Bright - photographic artist

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It's another week and time for another show and again something completely different.  You can see how my choice of guests is influenced by events and people around me!

Recently I have talked about the point of looking for with my guests and choosing them for a reason.  It's something that has played on my mind recently and how I should open up more.  The consensus in my mind (we had a vote) is that I should look for people that haven't had their voices heard from the minorities or speak to those that are trying to do great work for the society of those not privileged.

So today I'm pleased to bring you the rather lovely Sheila Pree Bright.  Sheila is an ambassador for Leica, comes from America and has this habit of using the world of photography to talk about the world from a different perspective.  Some of her projects include Young Americans, 1960NOW, Suburbia, Plastic Bodies.  We talk a lot about the life of being black in America, opportunities and what she has seen.  Some of her travels around the states have even shocked her, so listen out for when we discuss Baltimore.

So in this one, we discuss:

  • art piece for University of Boston
  • starting with gangster rap photography 
  • 1960 now + uprising of young people
  • civil rights
  • working for HBO
  • protests
  • flowers &COVID
  • white narrative vs black
  • John Lewis & your poetry
  • school curriculums
  • Migrations & segregations


We discussed Jim Crow

To find out more about the ATlanta murders

We also mention John Lewis

Sheila's video of the McCleung musuem talk is here


Sheila has a great degree of work and you should check out her website for more information.


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Jul 22 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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TCF Ep. 478 - Sheila Pree Bright

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Sheila Pree Bright is often described as a "Cultural Anthropologist. Her earliest experience as a photographer began when she spent time in Houston where she began photographing the gangsta rap scene and confronting the dynamic between Hip hop and gun culture. In 2003, she created her MFA thesis photo series, Plastic Bodies, which would later be featured in the film Through the Lens Darkly and go viral on Huffington Post in 2013. Bright earned national acclaim when she won the Center Prize at the Santa Fe Center of Photography in 2006 for her Suburbia series which features images of African American suburban life. In 2008, she premiered her first solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art, featuring her series Young Americans.  In 2014 and 2015, Bright visited Ferguson and Baltimore after the murders of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray to photograph and document the protests. The culmination of these photos would become her series 1960Now which was published by Chronicle Books October 16, 2018. 1960Now series is now in the collection of the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum, Washington, DC; The High Museum of Art Atlanta; The Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA; City of Atlanta, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and the Pyramid Peak Foundation, Memphis, TN.   Photographer Links:  Listener Intro:   Education Resources:   Candid Frame Resources   Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .
Aug 06 2019 · 53mins
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how to use art to make the world better with Sheila Pree Bright

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Sheila Pree Bright is a photographer using the camera to change how we see the world. Her work has won numerous awards, she was a runner-up for the million dollar TED prize, her photographs have appeared in galleries and museums around the world and she lectures all over the country. Her images break down old beliefs, shake up stereotypes, and help us all see the “other” for what they truly are: people. Sheila's photography is more than art, it's activism, change, and love.

Some of what we talk about:

  • how to use art as activism
  • the power of the lens to change what we see
  • what it means to be black in a racist America
  • how to build your own art business
  • using social media to launch your career

May it inspire you to make your thing and change your world.

Nov 20 2018 · 1hr 17mins
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Photographic Artist Sheila Pree Bright joins cultural producer Floyd Hall in this discussion about photography, Atlanta, and using the camera to document social conditions, activism/protest, and human stories.

Recorded live at Gallery 72, Pree Bright reflects on the gallery's current exhibition, “Rusty Miller: The Compassionate Eye in Forgotten Atlanta,” and shares some thoughts on how the images correspond to some of the subjects in her work, the notion of claiming/reclaiming identity, and the role of hip-hop artists as social catalysts.

This conversation is presented in collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Oct 04 2018 · 30mins
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WonderRoot Artist Feature - SHEILA PREE BRIGHT

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In this WonderRoot Artist Feature, photographer Sheila Pree Bright chats with WR Interactive Media Manager Floyd Hall about her early start in Hip-Hop and the thoughts behind her recent and upcoming works, including "Suburbia", "Plastic Bodies", "1960 Who?", and "Deconstructing Binaries". For more information on Sheila Pree Bright, visit: WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:
May 14 2014 · 31mins