The fight for equality continues, from 1960 to now. Combining portraits of past and present social justice activists with documentary images from recent protests throughout the United States, #1960Now sheds light on the parallels between the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Shelia Pree Bright's striking black-and-white photographs capture the courage and conviction of '60s elder statesmen and a new generation of activists, offering a powerful reminder that the fight for justice is far from over. #1960Now represents an important new contribution to American protest photography.
• Puts the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's in direct conversation with Black Lives Matter
• Introduction from Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza
• Builds on the appeal of #1960Now and @sheepreebright on Instagram
Politically engaged folks, fine art photography buffs, Black Lives Matter and Civil Rights era activists, and community or organizers, will especially enjoy this book.