Artist Bio

 Peg O'Connell is a film based photographer residing in Brookline, Massachusetts. She began taking photographic classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education in 1995 (or there abouts) and started taking evening workshop classes at the New England School of Photography in the autumn of 1999.


At the New England School of Photography, Peg has studied with Nick Johnson to master silver gelatin printing as well as mastering the use of small, medium and large format cameras.  She has also assistant taught the basic darkroom workshop classes with Mr. Johnson at the New England School of Photography when the school was located in Kenmore Square.


The older processes of photography intrigue Peg and she has taken classes with Ron Cowie and Anne Eder to learn these older forms of photographic processing, such as platinum printing, cyanotypes and ziatypes.  


Peg thoroughly enjoys the analog process of developing the film and photographs in the darkroom and has no plans of going digital.


Peg is involved in the arts organizations in Brookline and has been since 2003.  She was on the steering committee for Brookline Open Studios from 2004 – 2007.  From 2014 through 2016, she was the Executive Director of Brookline Open Studios as well as one of the founding members of ArtsBrookline.  Currently she is serving as a commissioner on the Brookline Commission for the Arts and a steering committee member of Brookline Open Studios.


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