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Photograph by:
Sheila Pree Bright, American, born 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Walter Scott, American, 1965 - 2015  Search this
Eric Garner, 1970 - 2014  Search this
Michael Brown Jr., 1996 - 2014  Search this
Akai Gurley, 1986 - 2014  Search this
Trayvon Martin, American, 1995 - 2012  Search this
Ramarley Graham, American, died 2012  Search this
Unidentified  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 16 3/8 × 13 1/8 in. (41.6 × 33.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, 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 Baltimore, Maryland. A group of people stand in a crowd, facing away from the camera, holding signs. The signs read, at left: "BLACK LIVES / MATTER [illegible], center left: "BLACK / LIVES / MATTER", at center right: a partially blocked sign listing names including Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Ramarley Graham, and others, and at right: "TUESDAY / APRIL 14 / #ShutDownA14 / STOP / MURDER BY POLICE" with rows of pictures of men and women below the text.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Race relations  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Sheila Pree Bright
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
1960Now Portfolio (A)
Media Arts-Photography
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture