Welcome! Thank you for your interest in my photography. I am the person behind the camera – Elvira Peretsman. In my photos, you can catch a glimpse of how I see the world. I love exploring unique locations around the globe and am mostly engaged in travel photography. My other photography interests are nature, architecture, and art, among others.
I have been passionate about photography since my middle school years, when I passed many hours in the darkroom toiling over black-and-white photo processing. I kept up photography as a hobby in my adult years although my occupation was in software development. Life changed when I unexpectedly was laid off from the company where I had worked for many years. I had mixed feelings about this major life event. In a fortuitous example of unintended consequences, though, I realized that I finally had the time to take my hobby to a totally different level. So, here I am, fully focused on advancing my photography skills and capturing the world around me – and sharing it with you.
Exhibitions and Awards
"RAW 2020: Sense of Place", The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University - Atlantic City, NJ - 2020
"Transformations", Pennsylvania Center for Photography - Doylestown, PA - 2019
Juried Photography Exhibition at the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey - Marlton, NJ - 2019
Juried Photography Exhibition at Monmouth Museum - Lincroft, NJ - 2019 - Purchase Award
Rick Lesch Memorial Exhibition of Wildlife and Nature Photography - Cherry Hill, NJ - 2019
Reginald Wickham Memorial Exhibition - Medford, NJ – 2019 - First Place Award
"Odyssey", Pennsylvania Center for Photography - Doylestown, PA - 2019
Juried Photography Exhibition at Medford Arts Center - Medford, NJ - 2019
“Photography 38”, Perkins Center for the Arts - Moorestown, NJ - 2019
“Fall Into the Arts”, Juried Photography Show - Cherry Hill, NJ – 2018 - Honorable Mention Award
“Members' Musings”, Juried Exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture - Hamilton, NJ - 2018
Reginald Wickham Memorial Exhibition - Medford, NJ - 2018