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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

SHEILA PREE BRIGHT: Girls Grillz and Dolls

country club contemporary art gallery

SHEILA PREE BRIGHT: Girls Grillz and Dolls

JUNE 10 – JULY 22, 2011
Opening Reception: June 10, 5-7pm

Posing Beauty @ Newark Museum

Posing Beauty:
African-American Images
from the 1890s to the Present
Extraordinary Photography Exhibition at the Newark Museum
from February 2 through April 28, 2011
NEWARK: Posing Beauty: African-American Images from the 1890s to the Present, a photography exhibition that explores the ways in which African and African- American beauty has been represented in the media historically and in contemporary times, opens at [...]

Sheila Pree Bright exhibition closing this week in CT

Upcoming at Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta

Artist’s Talk: Saturday July 17th 2pm
at Sandler Hudson Gallery in conjunction with National Black Arts Festival
Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition by Atlanta photographer, Sheila Pree Bright, entitled, Girls, Grillz [...]

ON-SITE at UCR/California Museum of Photography

Check out the review here:
Curated by Lisa Henry
April 01, 2010 – August 22, 2010
California Museum of Photography
Riverside, CA
ON-SITE explores contemporary American landscape and domestic space using photography, video and new media. The four contemporary artists who have been selected to participate in the show have all undertaken long-term projects that investigate architecture and [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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    • Taking a Break November 11, 2011
      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
    • A New Mission for Aperture? November 11, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 11, 2011
      Danielle was briefly a contributor to this site; I am very excited to hear about her latest venture, the collective and now journal Mambu Badu “that seek to find, expose, and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent.”  Congrats, Danielle! As you may (or may not) know, last fall, I co-founded Mambu Badu, a photography collective […]

  • "Dedicated to the real photographers of the world—to those who, with their second-hand equipment and their makeshift darkrooms, are today fighting their solitary battles with their recalcitrant medium, not for money or for glory, but because they would rather make pictures than anything else in the world." - William Mortensen
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