Daniel Peacock is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on American and European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a specialization in the history of photography. His dissertation, “Living Pictures: Pictorialist Photography and the Illustration of Fiction,” explores the intersections of art photography and literature in the early decades of the twentieth century. Further areas of interest include vernacular art and the histories of science and technology. He has worked extensively in the Princeton University Art Museum’s Photography Department, where he curated the exhibition Photography and Belonging.
Peacock received his B.A. in art history and gender & sexuality studies from Bard College in 2011, where his thesis on photographer F. Holland Day was awarded the Alexander Klebanoff Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art History. He received his M.A. from Princeton University in 2017.