Molly Peters is a photographer and visual storyteller based in Tucson, AZ. She was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard and has lived in Rome, Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. She has an insatiable curiosity about the world around her, and this drive to find new visual inspiration is evident in her photographs. Respectful, yet often mysterious or uncanny, her personal work deals with spirituality, memory, and human connection to the natural world, while reflecting a fierce protectiveness of the people and places she loves. Recent projects focus specifically on the intersection of spirituality, environmental conservation, and Indigenous rights.
Molly completed a BA in Photography and Italian Studies at Bard College in 2010, and she earned an MFA in Photography from the Hartford Art School in 2018. Her photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Boston, Hartford, and Berlin, and prints of her work are in a number of private collections worldwide. One of her photographs is part of the permanent collection of the Burchfield Penney Museum in Buffalo, NY. Her most recent photobook, Rancho, was self-published in March 2019.
Publications & clients include the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Intercept, HuffPost, High Country News, The Apache Messenger, Aint-Bad, Humble Arts Foundation, Don't Take Pictures, Foundry Journal, and Pearl Press. Other clients include ARRI, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Bryn Mawr College.
From early 2020 - 2023, Molly was a group leader and continues to be a regular contributor to The JournalCollective, a collaborative project between over 400 women* photographers worldwide. She is a member of the Women's Photo Alliance (WPA). She served on the board of ASMP Los Angeles from 2015-2021, first as Vice President in 2015 and then as the chapter President 2016-2021.
In addition to her freelance work, she is a mentor with the Image Threads Collective and has worked as a professor of photography at Unity College.
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