Carol Peachee is an award-winning fine art photographer who emphasizes cultural heritage preservation. She is author and photographer of The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries, and Straight Bourbon: Distilling the Industry’s Heritage, Indiana University Press, 2017, winner of the IPPY Awards Regional Silver Medal.
She is contributing photographer of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide, now in its second edition, and photographer of Keeneland magazine’s “Circling the Past” article on historic mills. Her upcoming book, Kentucky Barns: Agricultural Heritage of the Bluegrass, will be released summer of 2019 (Indiana University Press).
Her photographs have been shown in numerous group and solo shows and hang in both private and community collections throughout Kentucky. In 2010 she won the Elizabeth Fort Duncan Memorial Award for her black and white landscape from the Pennyroyal Art Guild.
In 2016 she won the Governor’s Award for Innovative Programing, honoring her community involvement in the arts and for her participatory documentary work with survivors of abuse. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Clay Lancaster Award for Education in Historic Preservation by the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation.