Toni Pepe is chair and assistant professor of photography at Boston University. She received her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MLA in visual culture from Boston University. Her photographs and installation work explore the construction of identity, specifically the icon of the mother. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Wege durch das Land, Music & Literary Festival. Pepe was a finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, a Critical Mass top 50, a Review Santa Fe 100, and was most recently awarded an Artist Trust Grant. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Danforth Art Museum, the Magenta Foundation, as well as many private collections.