Ferguson, Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Sheila Pree Bright is best recognized for crafting compelling images that examine the meaning of Americanism and democracy. Working through diverse photographic forms ranging from digital prints to photographic murals on the sides of buildings, Bright is both an observer and participant in the communities that populate her images. While celebrating the presence and power of the people caught in the click of her lens, Bright elevates our understanding of democracy by documenting the lived experiences of Americans who raise their voices from the ground. This image is from Bright’s project #1960Now, a portfolio of photographs that document Black Lives Matter as a movement of diverse ideas, communities, and cultures.
A black-and-white photograph taken at a Black Lives Matter rally in Ferguson, Missouri. A group of people are standing around a ceremonial white coffin with a wreath of flowers laid on top. A child stands behind the coffin, and behind the child, a man is holding a sign with pictures of men including St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay and the slogan "Standing up for St. Louis" (partially obscured). Behind the central figures, more people are standing, holding placards and signs. A tall building is visible in the background.