John Pinderhughes has worked as a commercial photographer in New York City for the past 30 years; operating his own full service studio. Advertising clients have included Con Edison, Verizon, Chase Bank, Anheuser Busch, BMW, American Family Insurance, Prudential Insurance, JC Penney, McDonalds, Burger King, Coors, Pepsi, Sony… Editorial clients have included Black Enterprise Magazine, Odyssey Couleur, Family Circle, TWA Ambassador Magazine Essence, Scientific American, Venture Magazine, The US Army… Pinderhughes has also managed to pursue a career in Fine Art. He has had numerous one man shows and has shown continually over the last 30 years. Prestigious venues include: The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian Institution. Pinderhughes has received numerous awards and grants including a recent grant from the Open Society Institute to document the post Katrina Gulf region.
Pinderhughes is the author of a cookbook, “Family of the Spirit” (Simon & Schuster, 1990), numerous children’s books (McClanahan, 1999 / Golden Books, 1995), “Coming Together” (Hyperion, 2003), a collaboration with author Harriette Cole. Pinderhughes has served on the board of The Advertising Photographers Of America. He currently serves on the board of the Long Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He is an adjunct professor of photography at New York University and a Canon Explorer of Light.