Visual Narratives of African American Communities: Vancouver welcomes the photographs of Sheila Pree Bright

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In a rare public talk centred around notions of visibility and representation in contemporary society, the Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable event What Do Pictures Want: The Photographs of Sheila Pree Bright will take place on October 23. The free event will include a presentation of Sheila Pree Bright’s work as well as an on-stage conversation.

Current Wall scholar Tara Mayer from UBC’s department of history developed What Do Pictures Want with co-organizers Christine D’Onofrio from UBC’s department of art history, visual art & theory (AHVA) and Dominic Lopes from UBC’s department of philosophy to address the theme of visual literacy.

Mayer aims to spark broader conversations concerning race through What Do Pictures Want, expanding awareness for racialized issues in the local context of Vancouver.