Peacock is a content strategist, editor and producer, specializing in photography. He developed uncanny instincts for great photography through a story-rich career in editing, production, introduction and advocacy of artists.
Peacock has memorable zeal for collecting fine photography. His enthusiasm for collecting, however, is matched only by his passion for working with many of the greats in his later capacity as an editor. As an author he has publishing several collections, including Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists (University Press, Mississippi), a project exploring outsider art in the southern United States; Sleep: Bedtime Reading (Universe/Rizzoli) a collection of photographic and literary works based on the themes of sleeping and dreaming; Paradise Garden: A Trip Through Howard Finster’s Visionary World (Chronicle), a photographic essay chronicling American folk artist Howard Finster’s sculptural environment, Paradise Garden—photography by Mary Ellen Mark, David Graham and Karekin Goekjian.
As an editor and producer, Peacock has worked with Duane Michals, Nan Goldin, William Wegman, Susan Meiselas, Zeke Berman, David Byrne, Donna Ferrato, Lili Almog, Andrew Lichtenstein, Adrian Wilson, John Updike, Edwidge Danticat, Alice Walker, Quentin Crisp, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Andrei Codrescu and Paul Auster to name a few.
Where photography has been important because it is a democratic art form, publishing was important because it made photography accessible. This succession of open doors continues to lead Peacock in new professional directions, as his interests move into how photography is used as a news language and not just visual art.
Peacock’s specialty and interest is visual storytelling and making these stories portable through the use of digital technology seizing the opportunity to visualize the traditional master’s trades through new delivery systems.