The series Burnt Offerings involves the saving of social detritus, the examination of borrowed time, the stripping down of a physical object to bear its soul and the graphic interplay of light and line with emotional observation. Outwardly, each image is a diary, a suspended fragment, a holding close of time and social involvement. Each object, stripped of its essence, invokes the chorus of human relationships.
John Pinderhughes (New York, NY) is one of a small group of successful African American photographers working today. He has worked as a commercial photographer in New York City for the past 30 years; operating his own full service studio for the past 25 years. His striking images have garnered the recognition of both commercial art directors and gallery/museum curators. Pinderhughes’ talent has been recognized with many awards including ones from the Art Director’s Club, the Clio Awards, the CEBA Awards, and others. Pinderhughes’ fine art work explores variations in pattern, texture, light and line. He has been widely exhibited and is represented in major collections; including the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, the Museum Of Modern Art, The Studio Museum In Harlem, and the De Menil Foundation. He studied at Howard University. His love of photography was ignited while working in Africa with Operation Crossroads Africa. His own family’s celebration of its African heritage permeates his current passion for collecting and photographing African Art.