Inside The American Bedroom


January 25, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Barbara Peacock won the Getty Editorial Grant in 2017 for American Bedroom. This January, Barbara joins us at TML to take us Inside the American Bedroom.

Here’s what Hugh Pinney, VP of Getty Images has to say about Barbara’s work:

“Barbara is a lifestyle and editorial photographer living in Portland, Maine. She’s had a life-long passion for documentary and street photography, as well as drawing, having studied at the Boston University School of Fine Arts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. In 1982, while in school, she began to photograph the people of her hometown in Westford, Massachusetts, and it ultimately became a 33-year project and book called, appropriately, “Hometown.” In addition to her photography, Barbara runs a small non-profit called The Nightingale Project, in which adults and high-school teens join together to teach art and photography to kids in the US and beyond.

 Barbara’s project, “American Bedroom,” offers a composite portrait of the United States through unguarded portraits of Americans in their bedrooms. The images she has made so far – paired with pithy, poetic quotes from each subject – are full of subtle details that invite us to contemplate the idiosyncrasies of each enigmatic life. She reminds us that, in an era rife with hot-take, reductionist analyses of the American body politic, her fellow citizens really do contain multitudes.”

More about our speaker
Barbara Peacock is a child/lifestyle assignment photographer living in Portland, Maine. Her specialty is photographing children for commercial and editorial assignments, but she’s had a lifelong passion for documentary photography.

Her commercial clients include Arm & Hammer, French’s, Disney, Stride Rite, Brookstone, Lever 2000, Care.com, Scrubs Bugs, Merck Pharmaceutical, Inventive Health, etc. Editorial clients include People, Newsweek, Real Simple, Family Circle, Oprah, Family Fun, Parenting, Child, Prevention, Shape and more.

She is a contributing photographer for Getty Images, SheStock Images, Blends Images and Pot Stock Images. My images have been licensed by Toyota, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Kodak, Wells Fargo, Tylenol, Volkswagen etc.

In 2016, she published her first book – ‘ Hometown –1982-2015’ – A thirty-year photographic project of the small town where she grew up and continued to live as an adult. It was published by BazanPhotos Publishing, Brooklyn NY. The work can be seen at www.hometownwestford.com.

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