Sean Perry is a fine-art photographer living and working in New York City and Austin, Texas. His photographs and books center on architecture – the ambiance felt within built environments. He is currently completing three series/books on New York City entitled Monolith, Gotham and Fotopolis, as well as exhibiting a recently completed body of work on the dreamscape of temporary environments, Fairgrounds.
Perry attended Berklee College of Music and was a working musician before turning to photography in 1996. His 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 Fine Arts Houston, the Amon Carter Museum, Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, and the Harry Ransom Center.
Cloverleaf Press published Perry's first limited edition book, Transitory in 2006, and followed with a second title, Fairgrounds in the Fall of 2008. In 2009 he was selected as a finalist for the Hasselblad Masters award for his work and book Fairgrounds. His photographs have been published widely including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Graphis, Camera Arts, New York Magazine, Billboard and American Photography.
He has served as an adjunct Professor of Photography for Austin Community College since 2001 as well as an adjunct Professor for the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2006.
He frequently contributes his photographs to auctions that benefit photographic and social concerns.