Barbara Peacock is a successful American commercial photographer based in Portland, Oregon. She has recently started a new project where she aims to photograph the hidden and transparent complexities of who Americans are as individuals and a nation through detailed and intimate portraits taken in the bedrooms across the USA.

The people in her photographs come from different backgrounds – some of them are friends of the author, and others are just strangers who she invites to participate in the project in various ways, for example, on social media or by leaving a card with all the information at local shops. Scroll down to see this unique approach for yourself.

More info: barbarapeacock.com

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manowce
Community Member
3 years ago

super cool, so many windows, so bright <3

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Mr. Bojangles
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

Santa claus house is not glamour at all

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manowce
Community Member
3 years ago

no thanks. I can already imagine that awful smell of the cigarettes. the sheets must be soaking with it.

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Her quilt brings back fond memories of my Grandma. She made all of her grandkids special ones. I still have mine. I miss her.

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Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Falling asleep to Christmas lights is magical.

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Robin Webster
Community Member
3 years ago

A sweet puppy wanting pets, that's nice to wake up to. ♥️♥️♥️

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Mr. Bojangles
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahh the typical bachelor pad ... but where's the hot plate and empty KD boxes?

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Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope her lovely family, in the photo behind her, visit often.

Will clark
Community Member
3 years ago

Doubt it

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Catlady6000
Community Member
3 years ago

A lot of elderly wind up living in just one or two rooms of their house due to difficulty getting around, even one level can be exhausting

Donna O
Community Member
3 years ago

That is so true. I'm not elderly, but due to my disability I spend nearly all my time in my bedroom. I never go in the lounge, and only go in the kitchen if I really have to. I can totally understand them staying in the same room/s.

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Will clark
Community Member
3 years ago

THIS is real

Yvonne Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

God bless her. She looks so depressed.

jamie1707
Community Member
3 years ago

makes me want to cry. I hope she has friends

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Tiny Dancer
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm guessing it might be because she has trouble climbing the stairs (if it's a two-storey house).

Cheese
Community Member
3 years ago

I wanna go and sit with her and talk about life and hug her and bake cookies together

Sigrid Wolff
Community Member
3 years ago

So depressing, as well as #3 ! All the other pics have light filled rooms , but not the seniors' bedrooms. Are you trying to say that when one reaches their senior years , no light left in their lives ? I'm 68 and i make sure my home and life are filled with light !

Carolyn Tadlock
Community Member
3 years ago

This is sad and we all will be there somday!!!

Will clark
Community Member
3 years ago

Reduced to one word... discarded... but there are hints of another "wilder" life... now just history awaiting a motionless end... spare me from this tragic end and grant her peace

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Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

She could do with a cat

Denise Fowler
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope she have someone to talk with

Fran Welch
Community Member
3 years ago

Luv her Elvis blanket!!!

Frances English
Community Member
3 years ago

It is hard to know if this is a space in a downstairs area (there appears to be a fireplace with brick front to the left) alloted to an elderly woman who cannot climb stairs. The area for her bed is small and covered with pillows most likely for comfort rather than as decoration. Her pieces of medical equipment are stuffed near to her for access which inclue an adjustible and moveable tray for eating (either in bed or sitting on the side), her cane and her walker. I think this is likely an accommodation in the home of her family.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
3 years ago

I want to know the stories behind the photos.

Diane Diamond
Community Member
3 years ago

There aren't any real "stories, " all of these pictures are staged by the photographer. It's much more fun doing just what we are! Guessing and "seeing" other peoples reactions, perspectives, "stories. " Etc. I assume it was the exact objective of the photographer. GOOD JOB! 😉

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endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

Love it. Sleep with Elvis. A dream come true.

Liz Dittmann
Community Member
3 years ago

If her children are a part of her life, I am happy for her and hope she appreciates it. My children couldn't careless about me.. they are daughters and decided to side with their dad's, who weren't a part of their lives. I raised them in a Christian environment. Enough said...

borklaser
Community Member
3 years ago

that is definitely a bed, twin size, either a day bed or regular frame she just has a lot of pillows.

Sue Sue
Community Member
9 months ago

She gets to sleep with Elvis every night!

Jo Henderson
Community Member
9 months ago

Rebekah I think that’s probably a no

Antoinette Ochoa
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad picture, and old house, a blanket who remind her past, she has a big family but she is sick and lonely

Judy Wilson
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope she has someone there with her, looking after her. My fear......

Leah Forgy
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that Elvis or Quentin Tarantino looking at her

Valley Girl
Community Member
3 years ago

I immediately thought he was a priest.

Deneille Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a sad visual

M
Community Member
3 years ago

This one makes me sad...

Kelela
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope this lady gets out of this room from time to time. The joys of getting old.. Hopefully her family visit & take her out.

فریبرز ذاکرعباسی
Community Member
3 years ago

lonely lovely grandmom

Miriam Hirsch
Community Member
3 years ago

This photo looks as if it was taken in a basement. I really feel for this lady.

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
3 years ago

The juxtaposition of Elvis in that environment ...wow

Robin Webster
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats cozy looking.

Mr. Bojangles
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this her bedroom?? Cause it looks like someone has made her sleep on their couch ... so sad

Gina Bean
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a bed. You can see the headboard and the footboard...

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Vicki Gallmeyer
Community Member
3 years ago

God love him...widower, very faithful wife...but leaves the reminders of her and her Faith around him to...feel close to her....that's my guess

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 years ago

Is called 'Blue Wolf' on tinder profile

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Tiny Dancer
Community Member
3 years ago

The classic bedroom that feels like a prison cell look. I was that young once. It'll get better, my friend, trust me.

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Frances English
Community Member
3 years ago

Retirement homes or nursing homes have small bedrooms for their occupants with nurses to attend and aides to help dress, clean and exercise... it is for many the eventuallity.

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jevais
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3 years ago

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A laundry box full, what is it doing in the middle of the bedroom. Cloths strewed all over the floors, what a messy home. maybe the parents work too many hours and don't have time to clean up.

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

Classic. Both parents staring at their phones while the kids are ignored.

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Puppy is too shy for the camera, please, I haven't had my morning pupcake!

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Viva Las Vegas....

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Andi Sobek Cohen
Community Member
3 years ago

Same nightstand as in #2

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 years ago

the kid bouncing has just had some Mountain Dew

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Mr. Bojangles
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like this woman never grew up, still lives at home in her childhood bed with her dolls

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Community Member
3 years ago

Friggin loft bedroom!

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Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

I am sad for this man.

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manowce
Community Member
3 years ago

where's the bedroom? I can only see two naked people.

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Now is the kiddo taking a pic of the photographer? That's cute!

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Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

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The gun on the cat perch freaks me out. And I have boys. And cats. :)

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Jason Low
Community Member
3 years ago

Insert random life affirming non offense comment about youth and childhood. Agree by proxy until another offers a slightly different non offense comment. Allow third person to disagree with first two commenters..or just drink enough red bull till your hair hurts

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