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An interview with Deborah Bright conducted 2022 June 15-September 7, by Ann Cvetkovich for the Archives of American Art, at Bright's home and studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Deborah Bright, 2022 June 15-September 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Alice L. Walton Foundation.
Deborah Bright (1950-) is a Brooklyn-based photographer, educator, and writer known for her intimate portrayals of lesbian domestic life from the 1980s to present. Ann Cvetkovich (1957- ) is the Director of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa and was previously a Professor at UT Austin; her work investigates the dynamics between affect and queerness.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001