Maine Media Offers Conference on Dueling Careers in Advertising and Fine Art Photography – Knox County VillageSoup

ROCKPORT — In a talk on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. titled “Passports & Portfolios: My Life as A Commercial and Fine Arts Photographer,” photographer John Pinderhughes reflects on his combined careers in advertising and fine arts photography, as well as on his travels illustrated by a series of portfolios. Registration is required at

Pinderhughes will be joined by host Daniel Dawson, a professor in the Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. Dawson is a New York-based photographer, curator, arts administrator, consultant, filmmaker, and scholar.

Pinderhughes is an award-winning and successful commercial photographer based in New York. For the past 35 years he has operated a full service photography studio, serving clients such as Con Edison, Verizon, Chase Bank, Anheuser Busch, BMW, American Family Insurance, Prudential Insurance, Ford Motors, JCPenney, Sears, McDonalds, Burger King, Coors, Pepsi and Sony.

Pinderhughes is also a fine art photographer whose thoughtful, cool and carefully crafted images have been on permanent display since the early 1970s, including numerous solo exhibitions at venues such as the Studio Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

Pinderhughes’ success in fine art and commercial photography provides him with a unique perspective on the world of photography today. This talk is part of the Alumni Lecture Series – a weekly online series offered by Maine Media Workshops + College featuring thought-provoking conversations on topics related to photography, film, book arts and design, and writing. .

The alumni lecture series is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of Camden National Bank, WERU Community Radio FM89.9, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Allen Insurance and Financial, Two Ponds Press, Page Gallery, B&H Photo and Video , and Cedar Crest Inn as well as private donations.

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