Sondra Peron


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Sondra Peron
About the author

Sondra Peron, a Massachusetts-based photographer, incorporates the use of both old and new photographic technologies by utilizing vintage cameras and analog practice with digital imaging and printing. Exploring her interest in history and philosophy, she strives to connect the historical with the visual in what she calls Atrocity Landscapes. She has photographed in places marking historical atrocities, namely, the trenches of the Somme and forts in Verdun, the D-Day beaches of Normandy, concentration camps in Austria, Germany, and Poland, sites of the Balkan War in Sarajevo and Srebrencia in Bosnia, and U.S. Civil War battlefields. Her photography has been exhibited in solo, two-person and group shows throughout New England, Maryland, Tennessee, and China. She holds her M.F.A. in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated as an Ada Comstock Scholar from Smith College with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1998. Ms. Peron is currently on the faculty at Bay Path College, and Springfield Technical Community College where she teaches Photography I, Photo II, and the History of Photography as well as conducting independent studies with advanced students, and academic advising. Last past spring she was a visiting professor of photography at Hampshire College teaching “Reframing Memory,” an advanced photography class. Her work was featured in last summer’s special issue, “Afterimage: The Aesthetics of Atrocity,” Peron’s recent work was published in Cerise Press: A Journal of Literature, Art and Culture and The Sun Magazine, and can be found in the collections of the Mortimer Rare Book Room in Neilson Library at Smith College, and various private collections. She has received grants from foundations and cultural councils in support of her photographic work and has served as a guest artist and lecturer at Hampshire College, the Smith College Museum of Art, Darrow School, Northwestern CT Community College, Holyoke Community College, Skidmore College, and Brown University.