Sheila Pree Bright
Reclaiming Georgia’s Stone Mountain Through Haunting Landscape Images
Photographer Sheila Pree Bright wanted to find a new way of seeing the site and its connection to centuries of racism.
BY LINE SIDONIE TALLA MAFOTSIN
"It was a windy day when photographer Sheila Pree Bright brought her father's Bible to the site of her latest project. Just east of Atlanta and towering beside the city named for it, the lone, massive chunk of granite that is Georgia's Stone Mountain looms large in the history of the American South, the Confederacy, and the legacy of racism. Bright went to the mountain to photograph it and to tell its story in a new way. "I get emotional about it," she says, remembering the moment, years later, when she feels her late father endorsed her effort." Read More