Pearson Ripley is a non-fiction storyteller who works with both still and motion lens-based media. Born in San Francisco and raised in North Carolina, Pearson spent much of his life around cameras before recently finding a passion for documentary photography. Social and political concerns direct the focus of his work. Currently, Pearson is concentrating on immigration issues unfolding in central North Carolina. 


Current Location: Toronto, ON, Canada 


Candidate for Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media  

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario 


Bachelor of Science in Technical Photography 

Appalchian State University, Boone, North Carolina 



2018 - Nikon 100th Anniversary Storyteller's Scholarship Recipient 

2018 - Gary Cwitco and Fern Valen Documentary for Social Justice Award Recipient