The contributions of women behind the lens have often been overlooked, but two new exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art are hoping to change that by putting a focus on work that until now has been “underexposed.”
The work of photographer Sheila Pree Bright speaks volumes through the pictures she takes. Some of her work includes photographs taken during the Ferguson protests.
“I’m always seeking to challenging stereotypes and showing the universal commonality amongst us all,” Pree Bright told CBS News’ Dana Jacobson.
Those photographs, along with photos from 85 women photographers, are featured in a 100 piece exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. The exhibition is entitled “Underexposed: Women Photographers From The Collection.”
Sarah Kennel and Maria Kelly are co-curators. Kennel says the name of the exhibition has so many different meanings.
“Yeah. I mean, first, it’s a photo