Conversation with Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright, moderated by Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

Don’t miss this special evening inspired by the High’s exhibition A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography. Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright will discuss how they have documented their experiences with the civil rights movement through photography. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will moderate the conversation.

Dr. Doris Derby is an activist, documentary photographer, and professor of anthropology at Georgia State University. She was a working member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), co-founder of the Free Southern Theater, and founding director of the Office of African-American Student Services and Programs at Georgia State University.

Sheila Pree Bright is an award-winning Atlanta-based photographer whose series include Plastic BodiesSuburbiaYoung Americans, and 1960Who.

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College, is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and former Associate Provost for the Arts at New York University. She served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs from 1987 through 1991.

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