Photograph by
Bright, Sheila Pree, American, born 1967
Subject of
Gray, Freddie, American, 1990 - 2015
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
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)
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. At center of the photograph is a sign being held up above the heads of a group of protesters, which reads: "ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY / WE'RE GONNA FIGHT FOR / FREDDIE GRAY."
Place captured
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
1960Now Portfolio (A)
Photographs and Still Images
Black Lives Matter
inkjet prints
Civil rights
Police brutality
Race relations
U.S. History, 2001-
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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