Barbara Peacock: American Bedroom

"We felt the weight of the responsibility of our children for decades. Now we are on our own. The empty nest has reawakened the joy of freedom we had as youths" I was thrilled to feature Barbara Peacock's 30-year project, Hometown, some time back as I so

I was thrilled to feature Barbara Peacock’s 30-year project, Hometown, some time back as I so appreciated the humanity and sympathetic approach she brings to her subjects. Her new series, American Bedroom is an anthropological study of our most private spaces – where we sleep, where we are intimate, and where we restore ourselves. Barbara was the recipient of the Getty Editorial Grant 2017 for this work. It also garnered a Critical Mass Top 50 nod in 2019. The work is free of artifice and is revelatory in its insights into our personal spaces.

Hometown: 1982-2014 - Photographs and text by Barbara Peacock | LensCulture

Taking to heart the notion that a skilled photographer can find all the material they need right in their own backyard, this series was built up over three decades, in a small town in Massachusetts

What started as an art school assignment 33 years ago has slowly evolved and become a long-term project of photographing the daily lives in the town where I grew up and still reside.

Barbara Peacock: Hometown 1982-2015

For the past 33 years, photographer Barbara Peacock has been documenting her hometown.  Using seven cameras, five types of film, and an iPhone, her work has consistently captured the familiar: people and places that surround her life. Her project not only

For the past 33 years, photographer Barbara Peacock has been documenting her hometown.  Using seven cameras, five types of film, and an iPhone, her work has consistently captured the familiar: people and places that surround her life. Her project not only reflects the evolution of a place, but the changing technology of photography. Now that the project is completed, Barbara is raising money to create a “color and black and white book worthy of this little slice of time in my hometown’s history, in the evolution of photography, and in the journey of my life as an artist.  This is my homage to my hometown”.