Pearson Ripley is a documentary storyteller working in both still photography and video. Born in San Francisco and raised in North Carolina, Pearson spent much of his life around cameras before finding his way to documentary photography. Social and political concerns direct the focus of his work. By exploring new forms, he is always searching for a balance between his own voice and that of his participants. Currently, Pearson is attending to stories on the periphery of the immigration discussion in his home state.
Pearson is available internationally for editorial and commercial assignments.
Current Location: North Carolina, USA
2019 - Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
2012 - Bachelor of Science in Technical Photography
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
2019 - Magenta Flash Forward Competition
2018 - Nikon 100th Anniversary Storyteller's Scholarship
2018 - Gary Cwitco and Fern Valen Documentary for Social Justice Award
2019 - Shut Away - Encerrado/a, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada