John Randolph Pepper, American/Italian, (1958) was born and raised in Rome; he lives in Palermo and works worldwide.
Pepper started his career in black & white analogical photography with an apprenticeship to Ugo Mulas at 14. He published his first photograph at 15 and had his first show at 17.
Since 2015 Pepper has been working on his project ‘Inhabited Deserts’, where he explores deserts and their effect on time, history and people. September 2018, with the support of Italian Embassy in Iran, Pepper exhibited at the 'Aaran Projects Gallery' in Tehran where he was one of the first Italian photographers since the Revolution of 1979.
12/18 ‘Inhabited Deserts’ is at 'The Empty Quarter Gallery' in Dubai (U.A.E.). 2019: 'The Art Of foto Gallery' (St. Petersburg, Russia) and 'The NOX Contemporary Gallery' (Israel). Applying for competitions is a new experience for Pepper.