This jpeg has been prepared for the 2023 SXSE 40 over 40 exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Avedon. Not for Reproduction or additional use. All Rights Reserved. Sean Perry Photographs.

Sean Perry is a fine-art photographer working primarily in Texas, New York, and Japan. His work centers on architecture, space, and light—illustrating the ambiance felt within built environments. Perry’s photographs and books have been acquired by notable private collectors, including Manfred Heiting and Alan Siegel, in addition to being held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Amon Carter Museum, the Haas Arts Special Collections at Yale University, The Wittliff Collections, and the Harry Ransom Center. He has been widely published, including commissions for The New York Times MagazineBillboard, and New York, as well as featured by GraphisAmerican Photography, and L’Oeil de la Photographie.

Cloverleaf Press published Perry’s first limited edition book, Transitory, in 2006, and followed with a second title, Fairgrounds, in the fall of 2008. Both were featured as a case study in Publish Your Photography Book coauthored by Mary Virginia Swanson & Darius Himes (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). Perry was also selected as a finalist for the Hasselblad Masters award for his work and book Fairgrounds.

Perry’s work is represented by the Stephen L. Clark Gallery.