Peter de Lory examines the great American West and the subsequent narratives that have been incorporated through images of it. In a triptych format, de Lory is able to form a link between the past and present through imagery and symbols. This visual metaphor explores our ideological and physical footprint in the West from pioneers, cowboys, homesteaders, trappers, miners, loggers and environmentalists and creates a narrative that is applicable to understanding the complexity of the western predicament.
Peter de Lory is an accomplished photographer, national exhibitor, teacher and lecturer. He has held residences in Aspen, Colorado; Syracuse, New York; and Winter Park, Florida. He has received the Award of Merit for his book The Wild and the Innocent and Bellevue Museum Annual Photography Award. Educated at the University of Colorado School of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute, de Lory has maintained a number of gallery affiliations and is represented in museum collections nationwide.