Peter de Lory

(American, born 1948)

Peter de Lory is a Seattle-based photographer whose work explores the landscape, narratives, and mythologies of the American West. "My work always seems to return to the ways memory and myth overlay reality, a problem perfectly matched with the camera's ability to frame the world."

De Lory received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado. He served as Director of the Photography Department of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities in central Idaho. He has taught photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Jose State University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of New Mexico. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1994.