American Bedroom: Barbara Peacock Takes A Candid Look At Average Americans In Their Most Intimate Space

Based in Portland, Maine photographer Barbara Peacock is one of five recipients of the Getty Images annual Grants for Editorial Photography program, which gives photojournalists an award of $10,000 as well as the agency’s support in pursuing projects of their choosing. American Bedroom is an ongoing series of portraits in which she is taking an intimate, and anthropological, look at the most personal of spaces, asking friends, family, and strangers to open themselves up to her candid photographs.
‘I am learning that there are a lot of lonely people. I am learning that people have stories they want to share if someone will listen. I am learning that people are fragile and conversely very strong. I am learning that being photographed can be an important moment in someone’s life. I am learning to listen.’ – Barbara Peacock

American Bedroom: Barbara Peacock takes a candid look at average Americans in their most intimate space
Jessica, Milford, New Hampshire: ‘Sometimes life throws you in all sorts of directions. The most important part about life is to remember you are exactly where you need to be’
American Bedroom: Barbara Peacock takes a candid look at average Americans in their most intimate space
Claire, Westford, Massachusetts: ‘I have always cherished my bedroom because it is cosy and reminds me of being a child. Now I am growing up and experiencing all sorts of new things. I like that my room doesn’t really change.’
American Bedroom: Barbara Peacock takes a candid look at average Americans in their most intimate space
Young Family: ‘I hate my room, but we waited so long for kids, I love being all togeher even in this tiny room’.
American Bedroom: Barbara Peacock takes a candid look at average Americans in their most intimate space
Christopher and Alice, Portland, Maine: ‘Time alone is rare with busy lives, two kids, and a cat. Any time we get we savour, as summer just seems to seep away’

American Bedroom: Barbara Peacock takes a candid look at average Americans in their most intimate space

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