ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Shannon Perich


Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Shannon Perich, Curator, History of Photography Collection, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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Shannon Thomas Perich is the Curator in the Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She is also the Project Director for a new floor dedicated to the history of American Culture opening in 2018. She has curated many exhibitions including Laughing Matters (2016) and Country: Portraits of an American Sound at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Her essay included in Charles Mintz book Lustron Stories will be published this fall by Ohio State Press. Previous publications include The Changing Face of Portrait Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital and The Kennedys, Richard Avedon’s photographs of JFK’s family just before his inauguration. She is an occasional blogger for Her collecting focus aspires to triangulate photography with an exploration of individual stories and lives, and a larger national narrative.

Perich is interested in photography of any genre and format that explores question about what it means to be American, responses to popular culture, and intersections with the history of photography. She is open to discussing your projects, advice on Smithsonian internships and fellowships, and how to use historical collections for your work.

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