Sheila Pree Bright is an Atlanta-based, award-winning American photographer best known for her works Plastic Bodies, Suburbia,Young Americans and her most recent series #1960Now. Sheila is the author of #1960Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activist and Black Lives Matter Protest published by Chronicle Books.
Sheila Pree Bright was born in Waycross, GA. As a member of a military family, she spent her early childhood in Germany and later moved back to the United States, moving between several states including Colorado and Kansas. None of these locations had significant black populations, a fact that would later inform her work. She earned a BS from the University of Missouri in 1998. Her initial interest in photography began while taking a photography class during her senior year of college. She moved to Atlanta in 1998 and received her MFA from Georgia State University in 2003.