Molly Peters is an LA-based photographer who was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard. 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 work deals with spirituality, memory, and human connection to the natural world, while reflecting a fierce protectiveness of the people and places she loves.
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 include the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Aint-Bad, ARRI, Humble Arts Foundation, and Don't Take Pictures. Since the onset of COVID-19, she has been a group leader and regular contributor to The Journal, a collaborative project between over 400 women* photographers worldwide, who are documenting their lives during the pandemic.
Drastic and fundamental change over this tumultuous year has rendered all aspects of the future unstable. Familiar scenes have been imbued with weight, carrying feelings of nostalgia while reflecting on remnants of what life used to be, or embodying the mystery of an uncertain future. As we move forward, the divide deepens between what was and what will be, leaving us in liminal suspension. Clarity on what the coming days and years will look like remains just out of reach. Personal events and the collective global trauma of recent history join together to create a perfect storm. "Landfall" references the moment when a tropical storm intersects with coastline, a relinquishing of control as we surrender to the fates.
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