Friday, October 20, 2017

#1960Now Photography Exhibit at Central Library


What: #1960Now photography exhibit
When: October 20-December 1, 2017
Where: Fourth Floor Gallery, Central Library
Details: Free and open to the public during library hours

A new photography exhibit opening Friday, October 20, 2017, in the Central Library's Fourth Floor Gallery compares current civil rights protests by young millennials and groups such as Black Lives Matter to the 1960s civil rights movement.

The Fourth Floor Gallery exhibit, featuring photographer Sheila Pree Bright, is called #1960Now, and is a collection of her works that have appeared in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History in Washington D.C. and two venues in Atlanta—High Museum of Art and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

#1960Now examines race, gender, and generational divides to raise awareness of millennial perspectives on civil and human rights. It is a photographic series of emerging young leaders affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement. Bright documents responses to police shootings in Atlanta, Ferguson, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and Washington, D.C.

You can read more about this project at https://www.project1960.com/ and read about Sheila Pree Bright at her website, https://www.sheilapreebright.com/.

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