Our Advisory Council
Sheila Pree Bright
Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed fine-art photographer known for her photographic series Young Americans, Plastic Bodies, and Suburbia. She received national attention shortly after earning her M.F.A. in photography from Georgia State University, and describe herself in the art world as a visual cultural producer portraying large-scale works that combine a wide-range of contemporary culture. In 2013 while photographing under-recognized living leaders of the Civil Rights movement, she made a connection between today’s times and the climate of the 1960s that inspired her #1960Now project. 1960Now, examines race, gender and generational divides to raise awareness of millennial perspectives on civil and human rights and will be published by Chronicle Books October 2018.
Barbara Griffin is an independent Creative Director, Producer and Photo Editor. She is President Emeritus of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), a non-profit arts organization which produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S. She also serves on the board of re:imagine/ATL, a non-profit organization whose in-school and mobile programming serves Atlanta teens from all backgrounds by providing mentorship and resources in film and digital media.
Formerly, senior vice president of Image Management for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Barbara was responsible for all photography created globally for Turner's entertainment, animation and news networks. Among her most recent photo editing projects is Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, the award-winning fine art book by photographer Bill Yates. An educator and frequent speaker on professional photography, she’s a member of the International Center of Photography, APA, ASMP and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Tim Moxley is co-founder and executive director of the non-profit #weloveatl. He is an advertising photographer and educator based in Atlanta. Started in Oct 2012 as a way to curate images from the Instagram community for an art show at Young Blood Gallery, the #weloveatl movement has grown to include 736,000+ images tagged and 66,000+ people connected by a love of their city. In his off time Tim enjoys playing soccer, cooking, traveling, and sharing his passion with others.
Michelle Norris is a photographer and creative director based in Atlanta. She is half of the creative team Tropico Photo with her partner Forrest Aguar. The duo met while studying photography at the University of Georgia and have since transplanted to Atlanta, where they live with their dog Taco. Tropico’s portfolio includes work for Red Bull, Samsung, the New York Times, SanDisk, Atlanta Magazine, Snapchat, Secret Catalog, St. Beauty, Thread Caravan and Warby Parker.
Matthew Rond is an Atlanta, Georgia based photographer. He received a BFA in Photography from the Atlanta College of Art in 2002. Matthew was a founding member and contributing editor to the CNN Photos blog and is currently a photo editor at Turner Broadcasting. Matthew’s photography blends a street and documentary approach to storytelling.