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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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

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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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Yvonne Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

I, too, have seen many kids begging their parents to play or just LOOK at them while parent stares into phone like a zombie ignoring

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Lindsay Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes because absolutely every. single. waking. moment. of a parent's day should be devoted to their children. Don't judge. That little boy is listening to something and the little girl seems perfectly content looking out the window. Nothing wrong with Mom and Dad taking a minute to be on their phones. Maybe they're texting the grandparents about the family gathering. Maybe they're making a grocery list. Maybe its playing a game so they can just enjoy a quiet morning before the day goes nuts. Get off your high horse.

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Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like the only person still connected to the world is looking out the window.

Cheryl Robinson-Atwood
Community Member
3 years ago

She'll be the one to get out and make a better life for herself.

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Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
3 years ago

Modern family. Paying attention to anything but each other.

chachkimooch
Community Member
3 years ago

What fun! Two little ones to play with in the morning... Uh, no, wait! The internet is calling me...

Mindy Keys
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes. Looks like they are snug on space. But at least they are together as a family. Important v. insignificant. You do the math.

Kirsten Jordaan
Community Member
3 years ago

But they are NOT together as a family! This is what is so wrong about 'families" these days. The parents are distracted and on their phones! The kids look bored and unstimulated, which they probably are! For this to be a good family scenario, there would be no technology - they would be talking, sharing & laughing with each other, or playing games TOGETHER or reading books TOGETHER. So wrong!

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Melissa Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

It’s a bit of a sad sight and hopefully not the rule in that household. They seem disconnected, one child already adapted to it and the other seems to still want to be in the outside world. Like I said, hopefully this was just a downtime moment and not the rule.

Kelela
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope this doesn't count as quality family time. Three of them are on their electronic devices, & the poor little girl is gazing out the window. Rather a sad picture.

Frances English
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like tight spaces for a growing family in probably or hopefully a two bedroom apartment (for the moment) where the family is adjusting to the spaces; and the room the parents chose has a stackable washer and dryer in it.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

On their phones

gabiru
Community Member
3 years ago

Each one in their own world....

Deneille Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Kids look like they want parents that actually want to spend time with them over the phones :(

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

This could be a lazy Sunday morning. Too bad almost all of them are lost in space. It could have been family fun time. A time to have fun and cuddle in the big bed as a family.

Rose Marciano
Community Member
2 years ago

Get off your damn phones. Those kids have jerks for parents.

Dan Holman
Community Member
3 years ago

Waking up on a weekend. :)

allie
Community Member
7 months ago

Best time in life when the little ones are part of your life.

Min Potter
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm more disturbed by both parents on their phones and completely disengaged from their children. And we are wondering why young people are losing their inter-personal communication skills..

Katie L
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe had to move in with relatives and the only space available was to put them in the laundry room. Better than being homeless when there's kids involved.

Enver Ismaili
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone looks bored...perhaps enjoying the outdoors may be a good idea.

Debbie Harmon
Community Member
2 years ago

This to me is the saddest. Instwas of cuddling, talking, tickling, telling stories they are all ignoring each other but mostly loosing out on a time spend loving the kids and making memories 😩😩😩

Judy Wilson
Community Member
2 years ago

Whatever it takes...

Jamie Armitage-Nuttall
Community Member
2 years ago

Get off your phone's and take care of your children!

Lululoohoo
Community Member
3 years ago

as long as the kids are well fed, dressed & taken care of. The parents are doing the best they can.

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

That mirror on the floor is an accident waiting to happen.

Joyce Stewart
Community Member
3 years ago

Youngest in family is currently living in her reality. How long before she's wired up and connected?

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
3 years ago

At least they have one huh?

Amanda Ferraz
Community Member
3 years ago

Loved the baby by the window hair

Tish Christian
Community Member
3 years ago

Real life

John Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

"Well Babe, time to crack out a third."

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
3 years ago

They are a hipster couple with a w/d used as a dirty laundry storage. 😊

SykesDaMan
Community Member
3 years ago

The little one peaking at the window!! :)

Fran Welch
Community Member
3 years ago

No! Play with those kids!

Shelley Jennings
Community Member
3 years ago

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Put your phones down and play with your kids!!!!!!!!!! This makes me so mad

Ntosh
Community Member
3 years ago

You are mad just by seeing one picture. You assume that they don't play with their kids. When did it become a rule for parents to spend every second of their existence fusing over their children? As a mother of 2 young children myself, a toddler and a baby, I can say there is absolutely nothing wrong to have a bit of time to ones self otherwise we would go crazy. It is exhausting taking care of young kids, so for both the parents sanity and for the safety of the kids, there is nothing wrong with taking a break and have a little me time, even though it only lasts for a minute anyway. Otherwise we would be miserable zombies who can't take care of them anyway. So please relax, let mommy and daddy relax. The kids are safe anyway, what are you MAD for???

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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
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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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