Perry Trotter is a photographer, musician, and Bible teacher. He lives in New Zealand and has been happily married to Sheree for 27 years. They have four children. He is a friend of the Jewish people and a student of the Hebrew Scriptures.
In 2008, Perry and Sheree began photographing and interviewing Holocaust survivors. The fruit of their work is “Shadows of Shoah,” a unique international art project. Their goal is to communicate the gravity and significance of the Holocaust, to honor the survivors, and to stand against the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Using photography and original music, selected episodes from survivors’ experiences are presented in a brief, compelling format. To reach a new generation for whom the Holocaust holds little relevance or significance, the Trotters have attempted to produce powerful and evocative art while carefully maintaining historical accuracy.
Perry reminds visitors that, “The systematic murder of millions of Europe’s Jews must not be reduced to a faceless statistic or historical anomaly.”
Samples of Perry’s work can be viewed on www.shadowsofshoah.com.
In addition to his work on “Shadows of Shoah,” Perry has also worked to compile creative and diverse resources for those seeking to share Messiah with Jewish people. The website ”Messiah Comes” sprang out of his own study of the Tenach’s messianic concepts. Having compiled a set of messianic texts in the form of an acrostic, Perry obtained commentary from 12 notable Jewish writers—all of whom have found the One of whom the Scriptures speak. To learn more about this unusual resource, visit messiah.com.es. The website is also available in Hebrew.