Sean Peeler
Art Photography

I am an interdisciplinary artist and educator with one eye focused on the history of photography and the other on photography’s profound function as an imperfect communication technology. I received my MFA in Photography from San Jose State University in 2019. As an educator I have taught at Butte College, Cabrillo College, California State University, Chico, Cosumnes River College, Foothill College, and San Jose State University.

My eclectic art practice is guided by my curiosity of history and the culture of photography. I make art that considers the complicated way photographs inform (and misguide) our understanding of history. Humor and play counterbalance theory, resulting in conceptually informed works that utilize non-conventional strategies for challenging traditional pictorial aims and legacies, in the hope of broadening ways of seeing. My deep interest in material and process results in a variety of photographic activities from wet plate collodion to digital imaging systems.

I also run a mobile tintype studio part-time!