John Pinderhughes has been a working fine art and commercial photographer for over 45 years, focusing primarily on portraiture and landscapes. Often addressing the relationship between his subjects and their environments, Pinderhughes was first introduced to photography while in Ethiopia on Operation Crossroads Africa, which helped build schools in rural parts of the continent. He has gone on to have an expansive career, with a commercial client list that includes Sony, Scientific American Magazine, and the US Army.
He has had numerous solo shows, including exhibitions at The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI. Pinderhughes has received numerous awards and grants including the recent “Katrina Media Fellowships” from the Open Society Institute where he worked in the post Katrina Gulf region. He has been an adjunct professor of photography at New York University and a Canon Explorer of Light.