Thursday, December 3, 2009


Sondra Peron grew up in Connecticut and resides in Northampton, Massachusetts. 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. Since 2001, she has worked as arts administrator for the Northampton Arts Council, and since 2004, as a teaching assistant in the art history department at Smith College. Ms. Peron taught an advanced photography class at her alma mater Northwestern CT Community College last fall.

Ms. Peron has produced a significant body of work using vintage cameras, most notably the Brownie Hawkeye manufactured by Kodak from the late 1940s to early 1960s. Her photography has been exhibited in solo, two-person and group shows throughout New England, Maryland, Tennessee, and China.

Her work has been published in The Sun Magazine, and can be found in the collections of the Mortimer Rare Book Library and various private collections. Peron has received grants from foundations and cultural councils in support of her photographic work. She has served as a guest artist and lecturer at the Smith College Museum of Art, Darrow School, Northwestern CT Community College, Holyoke Community College, and Skidmore College.