#1960Now : Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests

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The fight for equality continues, from 1960 to now. Combining portraits of past and present social justice activists with documentary images from recent protests throughout the United States, #1960Now sheds light on the parallels between the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Shelia Pree Bright's striking black-and-white photographs capture the courage and conviction of '60s elder statesmen and a new generation of activists, offering a powerful reminder that the fight for justice is far from over. #1960Now represents an important new contribution to American protest photography. ...

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    Author: By (author)  Sheila Pree Bright
    Format: Hardback
    Language: English
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    "Sheila Pree Bright's photographs offer an intimate and humanistic view of black protest: a demonstrator staring mournfully into the camera, a tear running down his cheek; a somber activist, his mouth covered by tape inscribed with the name of Freddie Gray, the 25-year old African-American man killed while being transported by police in Baltimore; a marcher in rapt attention, his eyes closed, his hands clapping as if almost in prayer; and a moving juxtaposition of portraits--the artist Bree Newsome, who took down the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina Capitol in 2015, and Roslyn Pope, a member of the 1960s Atlanta Student Movement.... By embracing the lush black-and-white aesthetic of legendary civil rights photographs, Ms. Bright underscores hist......

    More Product Information 2: About Sheila Pree Bright
    Sheila Pree Bright is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Alicia Garza is an organizer, writer, and the cocreator of #BlackLivesMatter, an international movement and organizing project focused on comba......