John Pinderhughes has worked as a commercial photographer in New York City for the past 35 years; operating his own full service studio. Advertising clients have included Con Edison, Verizon, Chase Bank, Anheuser Busch, BMW, American Family Insurance, Prudential Insurance, McDonalds, Coors, Sony ...Editorial Clients have included Black Enterprise Magazine, Family Circle, TWA Ambassador Magazine, Essence Magazine, Scientific American, 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 past 35 years. Prestigious venues include: The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Institute of Arts Detroit,The Smithsonian Institution. Pinderhughes has received numerous awards and grants including a recent grant from the Open Society Foundations to document the post Katrina Gulf region.
Pinderhughes is the author of a cookbook, "Family of the Spirit" (Simon & Schuster, 1990), numerous childern's books
(McClanahan, 1999 / Golden Books 1995), "Comming Together" (Hyperion, 203) 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 th Long Island chapter ot The Nature Conservency. He has been an adjunct professor of Photography at NYU, a Canon Print Master and Explorer of Light. He lives in New York with his family.