Barbara Peacock


American Bedroom

July 3–28, 2019

Artist talk: Wednesday, July 3, 5:00 PM

American Bedroom is a cultural and anthropological study of Americans in their most private and intimate spaces: their bedrooms. In these large-scale environmental portraits, photographer Barbara Peacock captures a range of living conditions and ways of life that make up the current American experience. However, these images are more than photographic documents of a historical moment. As Peacock notes, “These [are] portraits of individuals, couples, and families that reveal the depth of their character and spirit.”

Barbara Peacock is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Portland, Maine. She studied fine arts at Boston University and photography and filmmaking at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. She is a 2017 Getty Editorial Grant Winner for her project American Bedroom. Peacock published her first monograph, Hometown, in 2015, which is a thirty-year photographic study of her small New England hometown.