A Different Eye: Sistagraphy Celebrates
20 Years of Photography
September 8 - December 20, 2013*
by Sheila Pree Bright
Sheila Pree Bright’s “1960 Who" street art
series launched this month as part of Elevate 2013, a public art experience produced by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
The series is a collection of photographic portraits depicting grassroots youths of the 1960’s who placed their lives on the line for change during
the Civil Rights Era. They were cooks, wives, husbands, laborers, and students. Bright photographed individuals from this generation, including members of the Freedom Riders and
the Atlanta Student Movement.
Hammonds House Museum supported a portion
of this exhibit and hosted a community dialogue through a grant from the Georgia Humanities Council. Visit the following 7 Atlanta locations
to view fifteen mural-sized portraits of social activists of the 1960's.
236 Trinity Avenue
156 Forsyth Street
157 Forsyth Street
206 Pryor Street
136 Peachtree Street
140 Mitchell Street
210 Auburn Avenue
The overall body of work also encompasses
an online blog that can be accessed at project1960.com.
Georgia Gives Every Day
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We have an extensive collection of print, audio, and visual materials that tell the story and "fill in the blanks" of art produced by artists of the African Diaspora. When you help us digitize these materials, you're helping to expand the ways people everywhere can explore the artistic richness and diversity of artists of African descent.
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