Merope – A Journey to Authenticity

Award winning photographer and Sedona based photographer Jim Peterson is renowned for his stunning nature, landscape, and portrait images. His work will be featured in Merope – A Journey to Authenticitya short film by Juan Carlos Zaldivar that features dance & choreography by Jordan Pelliteri, visual art, besides Jim’s, by Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Amy Ernst, and Glenn Grayson, poetry by Nikita Gill and Hermann Hesse to the music of composer and singer Christel Veraart, who also wrote the story line.

This short film is the first phase of the brand new multi disciplinary arts initiative Reflections Festival that aims to enrich Sedona and Arizona’s cultural life. Grateful for the support of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Flinn Foundation, City of Sedona, Sedona Conservatory, and the Sedona Arts Academy, the film is scheduled to premiere later this year.

Jim attended the University of Chicago, receiving a B.A. in Music and a PhD in Biochemistry. He first took up photography while in graduate school, and his interest in it persisted while he worked as a research Biochemist for five years and then moved on to a long career as an engineer, planner, and manager in the Telecommunications industry. Upon retirement from that career, he pursued his lifelong and his fine art photography has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibits in Arizona is owned by collectors worldwide. Jim’s work is inspired by a lifelong love of the natural world and his images convey a bit of reverence for our threatened planet and its beautiful territories and inhabitants. Jim has embraced digital infrared photography to broaden the range of his artistic expression, and he has built a significant body of work in that medium. Jim’s works have won awards or been nominated as finalists in prestigious international competitions and juried exhibits.

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