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New Arizonans - HuffPost
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What Happened at the Stables - Bloomberg Businessweek
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Social Media Migrant Smuggling for Bloomberg Businessweek
My latest story for Bloomberg Businessweek, on cartel-backed groups who are using social media to recruit drivers to smuggle migrants who've already crossed the US-Mexico border illegally, taking them deeper into the United States, just published today. Please take a moment to read the full story, by Julia Love, here . Many thanks to Donna Cohen for commissioning me to photograph this...
Nov 15, 2023
"Notes" - Pearl Press Issue No. 17
Issue No. 17 of "Pearl Press" was released today, this time focused on the theme of "Notes." It includes four of my photographs - please take a moment to check it out here and download the PDF here . Many photographs I make take the form of visual notes – moments, places, and things that catch my eye and command my attention. Notetaking in this way is an essential...
Jul 24, 2023
"Objects of Consequence" Exhibition in San Francisco
Art for the Isolated , an initiative I've been a part of since it launched early in the pandemic, has just announced its first exhibition and fundraiser, "Objects of Consequence," which will be in San Francisco on August 5, 2023. I'm thrilled to share that one of my photographs will be exhibited alongside an esteemed list of friends and colleagues, raising money for this...
Jul 17, 2023
"Saving the Patagonias" for The Intercept
I'm excited to share my latest story for "The Intercept," written by Ryan Devereaux, which just published last Friday. In the Patagonia Mountains, the area with the highest biodiversity in North America, the Biden administration has fast-tracked permits for a so-called "green energy" mine, with potentially devastating effects on the environment and the many endangered...
Jul 6, 2023
"Barry Jones: Free Bird" for The Intercept
I was honored to work with Liliana Segura this week on a story that she'd been reporting on since 2017 for The Intercept - Barry Jones' release from Death Row, after serving 29 years for a murder he didn't commit. His conviction was overturned in 2018 based on evidence that wasn't presented at his first trial, which proved he was not responsible for the death of 4 year old...
Jun 19, 2023
Print Sale - One Year in AZ!
To mark my first full year living in southeast Arizona, I chose 12 images from the last 12 months to offer as open-edition prints for a limited time only. These prints are all archival, with a printed signature, and are priced at just $100 each. They will only be available from June 15 - July 15, 2023 , so get them while you can! All proceeds will directly support my ongoing personal...
Jun 15, 2023
F-Stop Magazine "Open Theme"
Two of my photographs from " Landfall " were included in F-Stop Magazine's Group Exhibition in their latest issue, released on June 1. Check it out here ! F-Stop Magazine Group Exhibition Group exhibition includuing photographers from around the world. F-Stop Magazine is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging...
Jun 2, 2023
Interview on "Voyage Phoenix"
"Voyage Phoenix" published an interview about my work and career path this week. Please take a moment and check it out here !
Apr 29, 2023
"A Year of Duality" Exhibition in Los Angeles
I'm excited to share that two photographs from my " New Arizonans " project are included in an upcoming group exhibition in Los Angeles, organized by ASMP LA. "A Year of Duality" looks at 2022 in the United States as experienced by the featured photographers. The exhibition will be on view at Photo Impact Imaging in Hollywood, CA from February 9 - March 23, 2023....
Jan 24, 2023
Favorite Photograph of 2022 Exhibition: Lenscratch
The annual Lenscratch "Favorite Photo" exhibition for 2022 was posted on January 1. The image I selected this year is of my friend's horse, Bear, on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in April. You can find it on page 5 of the exhibition. Please take a moment to scroll through all the photographs. There is a huge diversity of work from all over the world, and it's an...
Jan 4, 2023
"New Arizonans" for HuffPost
"The New Arizonans," a photo essay and portrait series I photographed for HuffPost, was just published today, alongside a personal essay I wrote, reflecting on my experiences making the work. This is a project I've been photographing since moving to Tucson, AZ this summer, just months before the midterm elections. It combines personal images responding to my new surroundings with...
Oct 29, 2022
"Rancho" at the Boston Art Book Fair
There will be a few signed copies of my book, "Rancho," available for sale at the Boston Art Book Fair. You can check it out November 4-6, 2022 at Cyclorama, 539 Tremont Street. You'll find "Rancho" along with others by current students and graduates at the Hartford Art School MFA program's table. If you aren't able to check it out in person, some copies are...
Oct 28, 2022
"Grayscale" - Pearl Press Issue #13
Three of my photographs were included in the latest issue of Pearl Press, "Grayscale," which was just released today. You can see the full issue and download a PDF via the link below. Delilah Twersky, the founder of Pearl Press, elaborated on the theme: "Life is not black or white, but falls in multiple places between. Our work fluctuates with our understanding of self, studying...
Oct 28, 2022
"DEWPOINT" Projection: The Humid
One of my photographs was included in "DEWPOINT," an immersive photo experience curated and presented by The Humid. The slideshow features 168 photographs by 108 artists and is accompanied by an original musical composition by Organically Programmed. It was originally shown in Athens, GA on October 22, 2022, as a closing event for the Georgia Museum of Art's symposium,...
Oct 26, 2022
Water Cops for the Wall Street Journal
Amid California's worst drought on record, increasingly strict water use restrictions are being imposed on residents in the greater Los Angeles area. I spent two days at the end of May with writer Jim Carlton, accompanying so-called "water cops" as they made their rounds, looking for signs of water misuse and educating residents about the new rules. The strictest area, the Las...
Jul 28, 2022
Now based in Tucson, AZ!
After 8+ years based in Los Angeles, this month I moved to Tucson, AZ. I'll be based here for the coming year, at least, and I'm looking forward to exploring and photographing a new area. Please keep me in mind and feel free to reach out for assignments in the general southeast/central AZ & southwest NM area, and beyond - I'm always up for a road trip!
Jul 19, 2022
Global Peace Award Shortlist
I'm thrilled and honored to announce that my ongoing project, "The War America Forgot," was just shortlisted for the 2022 Global Peace Photo Award. I've been making these photographs since January 2021, and the people I've met & the things I've learned and experienced through this project have changed my life forever. I'm deeply grateful to all of them,...
Jul 12, 2022
"Shared Spaces" - Pearl Press issue #11
Curator Delilah Twersky selected two of my photographs for inclusion in the latest issue of "Pearl Press," focusing on the theme of "Shared Spaces." Please take a moment to check out the full issue, and download a copy, via the link below. Shared Spaces | Pearl Press Pearl Press, Issue No. 11 is shared spaces. Most of the time we feel alone in the world, like we...
Jul 2, 2022
Communication Arts Shortlist
A photograph I made upon arriving at my late grandmother's home at the end of a long trip home last fall was selected as a finalist in the 2022 Communication Arts Photography annual competition. You can check out the entire shortlist via the link below.
Apr 6, 2022
Shoutout Arizona Interview
"Shoutout Arizona" recently reached out to interview me about my approach to my work and life overall. The piece was just published online today. They asked some thoughtful questions, and I'm happy to see how the full interview came together. Please take a moment to check it out via the link below. Meet Molly Peters | Photographer We had the good fortune of connecting...
Mar 14, 2022
Bloomberg Businessweek: What Happened at the Stables
" What Happened at the Stables ," a feature I photographed in November for Bloomberg Businessweek, was just published today. Writer Olivia Carville spent months working on the story, which details the issue of sexual abuse by elite equestrian trainers towards their young students. The article also examines the backlash within the community towards SafeSport, an organization created by...
Mar 11, 2022
How We See Ourselves: The Luupe
One of my shadow self portraits was included in "How We See," an exhibition of self portraits by women curated by The Luupe. The wide range of self portraiture in the exhibition is inspiring and deeply creative. I encourage you to take a moment to view the full selection via the link below. How We See: Self-Portraits From Our Community In honor of Women's History Month...
Mar 8, 2022
"A World at Home" Continues
On March 1, 2022 at 6pm Pacific, I'm participating in an online event featuring the photographers who showed work in "A World at Home." The original exhibition was organized by ASMP Los Angeles and examined the personal experiences of the participating photographers during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was first shared in summer 2020. In this follow-up event,...
Feb 1, 2022
Visura Success Stories
I'm excited to share that I was included in a list of "Success Stories" on the Visura platform from 2021, alongside 35 other talented photographers. Editor Laura Oliverio highlighted my work from "Landfall," which was published in Issue No. 15 of Aint-Bad. Highlighting 36 Freelance Visual Storytellers Worldwide Coming Into 2022 by Koral Carballo Visura is...
Jan 13, 2022
Lenscratch Exhibition: 2021 Favorite Photo
It's that time again - Lenscratch posted their Favorite Photo exhibition for 2021 yesterday. This annual roundup allows photographers to share their favorite image from the past year. It's always tough to choose, especially in a productive year like 2021. After careful consideration, this year I included a photograph of my friend Sudaara on the beach, from one of my visits home to...
Jan 3, 2022
Aint-Bad No. 15
Three of my photographs from "Landfall" were selected for Issue No.15 of Aint-Bad. It features the work of 96 artists from around the world. The magazine is limited to 1,000 copies and is available for pre-order now. Use the code 15SAVE at checkout to receive 20% off. It will be shipped sometime in July. Issue No.15 - AINT—BAD Shipping Will Begin Around July 1st...
Dec 29, 2021
Visura 2021 Editors' Picks
Visura published the first segment of their 2021 Editors' Picks today, where top photo editors selected images from photographers on the platform to highlight. I'm honored that Jane Yeomans selected one of my images from a recent story for Bloomberg Businessweek for inclusion in the piece. She wrote, "Molly's personal work is very quiet and beautiful. This image captures the...
Dec 29, 2021
Focus on the Story: "Transition: The End of an UnPresidented Four Years"
I just received my copy of "Transition: The End of an UnPresidented Four Years," which was produced by Focus on the Story and edited by Joe Newman. The book features one of my photographs from the celebrations in downtown Los Angeles after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election. It's great to see the final product, which includes images from many photographers all...
Dec 14, 2021
The Journal Collective - New Website, Upcoming Takeover
I've been a part of the Journal Collective since its founding, and we just launched a new website. The Journal is a group of several hundred women and non-binary photographers worldwide documenting our lives throughout the pandemic. Via the website, you can sign up for our newsletter, listen to our new podcast, see past themes curated by top editors from around the world, and get...
Nov 20, 2021
Women Photograph Instagram Takeover
This week, I am taking over the Women Photograph Instagram account. In the first few days, I've shared photographs from "Landfall," and beginning today, I'll be sharing a preview of the largely unpublished work I've been making since January with the Apache Stronghold. Please follow along! Login • Instagram Welcome back to Instagram. Sign in to check out...
Oct 7, 2021
A Tiny Piece of Plastic Is Helping Farmers Use Far Less Water
I spent two days last week on farms in the Arizona desert photographing the N-Drip irrigation system for Bloomberg Businessweek. Drip irrigation is an innovative method which uses drastically less water than traditional flood irrigation, with more consistent water distribution throughout the fields, less fertilizer wasted through runoff, and less labor needed to maintain the system. As the...
Sep 24, 2021
30 Years Running to Mt. Graham on High Country News
A photo essay I shot on the 30th Annual Mt. Graham Sacred Run was published recently by High Country News. Please take a moment to check out the photographs via the link below. I participated as a runner in addition to photographing, and it was a powerful experience. There's a piece I wrote under the same story in the Commissions section on my website which offers further context on the...
Aug 17, 2021
"Lionheart" - Pearl Press Issue 6
I'm excited to share that a portrait I made of my teacher and friend, Billy White, was selected for the cover of the latest issue of Pearl Press. There are three of my photographs in the issue overall. Describing the theme, curator Delilah Twersky writes, "Someone brave and determined. People who have shown themselves to be heroic, those who take control of what life has thrown at...
Aug 1, 2021
"a new nothing" Collaboration with Isabella de Maddalena
I've recently joined "a new nothing," a collaborative project that provides space for pairs of photographers to have conversations through images. I'm very happy to be working with Isabella de Maddalena, a friend of mine based in Milan, and our conversation is just getting started. The books in our first images are by Alberto Savinio, a lesser-known metaphysical Italian...
Jun 12, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine IG Takeover
I'm doing a takeover of the Smithsonian Magazine Instagram account this week, sharing work from "Landfall" and "Rancho." Please follow along! Login • Instagram Welcome back to Instagram. Sign in to check out what your friends, family & interests have been capturing & sharing around the world.
Jun 3, 2021
"On Crowds" - Pearl Press Issue 5
One of my photographs made last year during the early days of the pandemic was published in the latest issue of Pearl Press, "On Crowds." Please take a moment to check out the full issue. You can download a copy via the link below. On Crowds | Pearl Press Pearl Press, Issue No. 5 "On Crowds;" My grandparents had so much love for each other. They photographed one...
May 31, 2021
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