Molly Peters is a Los Angeles-based photographer. After completing her BA in Photography and Italian Studies at Bard College in 2010, she has lived and worked on Martha’s Vineyard, in New York City, and in Rome before relocating to LA. She earned her MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School in August 2018.
Molly has an insatiable curiosity about the world around her, and she firmly believes that the journey is more important than the destination. This restlessness and 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.
Her photographs have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Boston, Hartford, and Berlin, Germany, 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. Past publications and clients include the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Aint-Bad, ARRI, Humble Arts Foundation, Don't Take Pictures, and TimeOut LA. 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.
She maintains an active role in the Los Angeles photography community. Since 2010, she has run the ground operations of the Palm Springs Photo Festival's portfolio review program. Molly is a founding member of the Los Angeles Women's Photography Alliance (LAWPA), a member of Women Photograph, and a member of the Women's Photo Alliance (WPA). She has served on the board of ASMP Los Angeles since 2015, first as Vice President and then as the chapter President since 2016. In addition to her freelance work, she is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Unity College and a mentor with the Image Threads Collective.