Independent film-making

New Project: 1976-77 A Family Story, documentary

In 1976 when I was not yet 3 years old my family had the opportunity to experience the culture of the middle east first hand when my father accepted a job offer that took my family to Iran to live for a year.

The experience occured at a time when the Iranian government was at the peak of positive relations with the US. Shortly after our return the government in Iran would shift and experience a revolution ending a period of western influence that lasted for almost 25 years.

This is an introduction to the documentary I started filming last year…

You can also view the trailer on my website under Multimedia: Project Trailers

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 Film and Multi-media, Personal Work, Projects No Comments




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Mark Peterman explores narratives with photographs and multimedia. Although his work
is at home in the post-modern world it is very informed by history. A desire to be creative
on a daily basis fuels his curiosity about the human experience and he documents things in sketchbooks as a way of remembering his life.

Since he was young, he has been recreating the world around him through photographs and is continually refining his artistic vision by drawing on influences from music, literature and art. Mark's work reflects a graphic, story-telling quality with a cinematic feel, drawing on his design background while studying at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Mark enjoys photographing ordinary people who do interesting things. Although he is primarily a still photographer, he has recently started incorporating multi-media and motion into his work. Recent project themes include examining how one's memory is affected with the passage of time and exploring family histories.