ABOUT

Amber Pinkerton (b. 1997) is a London-based photographic, moving image and conceptual artist born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.

Pinkerton’s practice is rooted in identity politics, with a focus on Jamaica and its diaspora. Exploring the nature of personhood and individual and collective cultural agency, Pinkerton’s work is an ongoing form of active socio-political critique. In her more recent works, Pinkerton begins to explore the 'photograph as object' in its physical realm, with focus on its tactility and materiality, as well as more autobiographical themes through self-portraiture, virtual reality, sound and the written word.

In 2023, Pinkerton exhibited her first solo show, 'Self Dialogues: Hard Food' at Alice Black Gallery. She featured in her first two museum shows in 2022; 'Female View: Female Fashion Photographers from Modernity to the Digital Age' at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany & Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany and 'Black Venus' at Fotografiska, New York which toured The Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco and Somerset House, London in 2023. She was featured in The New Black Vanguard (Curated by Antwaun Sargent), Saatchi Gallery, London, UK which previously toured to Musee de beaux-arts, Le Locle, Switzerland, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden and Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France. She has exhibited in shows amongst pioneering artists such as James Barnor, Carrie Mae Weems, Deana Lawson and Sarah Moon. Pinkerton has previously been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 (2022), The New York Times Style Magazine's list of '15 Creative Women for Our Time' (2020) and in the 2020 British Fashion Council's New Wave: Creatives List. She was listed in the Dazed 100 rankings (2020) as well as i-D's ‘Photographers to follow in 2020’. Having founded the online library 'JA Editorial Archive (2023), she aims for wider circulation of  fashion print material shot in Jamaica as a contribution to Jamaica's photographic development.

Pinkerton earned a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Photography at the University of Westminster in 2023. She is represented worldwide by Lalaland Artists for her commercial & editorial photographic and film projects; Alice Black is gallery representative, UK.

 

 

CONTACT

E: [email protected]

Instagram: @ambercashmere

 

 

COMMERCIAL

Represented by Lalaland Artists Worldwide

Leigh Hurst

[email protected]

 

GALLERY

Alice Black Gallery

Alice Black

[email protected]

Contact for artwork and print inquiries.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Dazed, Another, Re-Edition, American Vogue, W Mag, T Magazine, FT Weekend, LOVE, Perfect, The Cut, Public, i-D, Document Journal, Vanity Fair, Black Fashion Fair

 

CLIENTS

Gucci, Miu Miu, Burberry, Moncler, Isamaya Beauty,  Ahluwalia, & Other Stories, Hugo Boss, G-Star, Nike, Puma, Alexis Bittar, Shrimps, Bianca Saunders, Zalando, Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, Harvey Nichols, Yuhan Wang, Brogger, Citizen M, Netflix

 

PRESS

Dazed: Amber Pinkerton's latest exhibition explores her secret innermost thoughts

ELLE UK: Amber Pinkerton's Solo Exhibition Is A Raw, Moving Insight Into Her Subconscious

Business of Fashion Podcast: Why London is the World's Most Exciting Creative City

Into the Paint Podcast: Amber Pinkerton w/ Anthony Tino

New York Times Style Magazine: The Rising Photographer Inspired by Her Home Country

Models.com: Amber Pinkerton on Using Photography to Convey Socio-Political Nuances

Its Nice That: Amber Pinkerton on photographing Jamaica from a Jamaican gaze

CVM Sunrise: Amber Pinkerton, Photographic & Moving Image Artistry

The Fall Magazine (The Black Album): This is Amber

Its Nice That: Kessels Kramer’s campaign for citizenM captures portraits of people sleeping – “dribble and all”

BOF: BFC Announces Its Annual New Wave Creatives List (2020)

WELT: ICONIST: “The way photographers look at other women is sometimes more cautious”

i-D: Meet the young talents at the front of fashion's new wave

Vogue Italia: Fashion's New Breed- The Photographers Decoding The Powerful Narrative of Multiculturalism

FROM KINGSTON, WITH LOVE: AMBER PINKERTON MERGES HER EXPERIENCES OF LIFE IN ENGLAND AND JAMAICA

Fertilizer World: I Pledge, 48-hr Screening

Initiated Dialogues, Self Service Issue 54, Curated by Katie Grand

Lara Monro: Words with Amber Pinkerton

Dazed 100 (2020)

i-D: Amber Pinkerton's year in photos

i-D: 20 rising photographers to follow on Instagram in 2020

i-D A-Z of UK now

Teenage Observer, Artist Profile: Amber Pinkerton (2015)

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2023
Fuego De Tierra (EARTH FIRE), Bee Beardsworth, ALICE BLACK, London
18 April-17 May
Artists: Carlota Bulgari, Rachel Bungey, El Hoskyns-Abrahall, Anna-Lena Krause, Julie Maurin, Amber Pinkerton, Andrés Sanjuan, Penny Slinger & André Teixeira
Collectivist II,  Isaac Andrews, Deptford Market Yard, London
22-24 March
Press: Dazed
Self Dialogues: Hard Food, ALICE BLACK, London (Debut Solo Exhibition)
5 October-18 November
Contested Bodies, Marcelle Josephs & Dr Laura Claveria, University of Leeds
25 October-6 April 2024
Artists: Larry Achiampong, Rebecca Ackroyd, Nel Aerts, Saelia Aparicio, Jonathan Baldock, Boris Camaca, Eileen Cooper, Leo Costelloe, Coco Crampton, Jesse Darling, Maryam Eisler, Kira Freije, Penny Goring, Martine Gutierrez, Neil Haas, Lisa-Marie Harris, Sam Keelan, Paul Kindersley, Jakob Lena Knebl, Sandra Lane, Jessie Makinson, Richard Malone, Alexi Marshall, Lindsey Mendick, Ad Minoliti, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Rose Nestler, Sola Olulode, Rithika Pandey, Anna Perach, Amber Pinkerton, Paloma Proudfoot, Zayn Qahtani, Agnes Questionmark, Alicia Reyes McNamara, Devlin Shea, Sin Wai Kin, Tenant of Culture, Jala Wahid, Alberta Whittle, Gray Wielebinski, Caroline Wong, Zadie Xa.

2022

Black Venus, Fotografiska Museum, Aindrea Emelife, NYC

-Black Venus, Museum of African Diaspora (MOAD) in San Francisco, California. MARCH - AUGUST 2023

-Black Venus, Somerset House, London. 19 JULY - 24 SEPTEMBER 2023

 

Sadie Barnette, Widline Cadet, Shawanda Corbett, Renee Cox, Ayana V Jackson, Deana Lawson, Zanele Muholi, Jenn Nkiru, Deux Femmes Noires, Amber Pinkerton, Tabita Rezaire, Coreen Simpson, Ming Smith, The Estate of Maud Sulter, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Alberta Whittle, Carla Williams

 

SEVEN, Alice Black Gallery, London

Rachael Bailey, Ivan Black, Dante Elsner, Matthew Harris, Tristan Pigott, Amber Pinkerton, Atalanta Xanthe

 

Female View: Female Fashion Photographers from Modernity to the Digital Age

-Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany

-Museum Schloss Moyland 2023

Lillian Bassman, Sibylle Bergemann, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Corinne Day, Madame d’Ora, Ingeborg Hoppe, Nadine Ijewere, Ute Mahler, Charlotte March, Sarah Moon, Amber Pinkerton, Elizaveta Porodina, Regina Relang, Bettina Rheims, Alice Springs (June Newton), Deborah Turbeville, Ellen von Unwerth, Yva.

 

-Westminster Photography Degree Show, Self-curated, Truman Brewery, London

 

-Bow Arts Open Studios, Bow Arts Trust, London

 

 

2021

Bold Black British, Aindrea Emelife, Christies, London

 

Amber Pinkerton, Abe Odedina, Emily Moore, Ibrahim El-Salahi, John Akomfrah, Kimanthi Donkor, Marlene Smith, Phoebe Boswell, Shannon Bono, Sonia Boyce, Zac Ove, FKA Twigs, Jade Montserrat, Julianknxx, Lakwena, Ndidi Emefiele, Paul Dash, Sahara Longe, Simeon Barclay, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Anya Paintsil, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Hew Locke, James Barnor, Kesewa Aboah, LR Vandy, Olivia Sterling, Samson Kambalu, Sola Olulode

 

 

Photo London , Alice Black Gallery, London

 

The New Black Vanguard, Aperture, Antwaun Sargent

Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France: July 4 -September 26, 2021

Musee de beaux-arts, Le Locle, Switzerland: February 11 – May 1, 2022

Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden:  May 20 – October 2, 2022

Saatchi Gallery, London:  October 28, 2022 – January 22, 2023

 

2020

Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy

 

FESTIVALS/ Screenings

2024

Dead Lef: Visions of Contemporary Jamaica, Joseph Douglas Elmhirst, Brooklyn Academy of Music, led by Marlon James

17 April

 

2023

Aesthetica Short Film Festival- Self Dialogues: Hard Food, VR & Immersive Experiences Category (Selection)

 

TALKS/ PANELS

2024

SHOWSTUDIO: Jean Paul Gaultier by Simone Rocha SS24 Haute Couture

 

2023

ICA London 75th Anniversary (x Awita Moonshots) Panel Talk: Amber Pinkerton & Alice Black

Other Panelists: Prue O’Day X Bengi Ünsal, Katharine Kostyal X Svetlana Marich, Maureen Paley X Antonia Marsh,  Jenny Waldman X Tessa Ross, Sibylle Rochat X Nancy Hatcher

 

Sondr Art Talks: Amber Pinkerton, Hard Food

 

Photo London, Aperture Presents: Artist-led London with Ben Goulder, Gareth McConnell & Amber Pinkerton. Moderated by Lillian Wilkie at Somerset House

 

2022

The New Black Vanguard, Friday Lates: Mahaneela & Amber Pinkerton at The Saatchi Gallery

 

1Club Virtual Shows: Women in Art & Photography, Graceland & Amber Pinkerton with Mark Farrant

 

Black Venus: Renee Cox, Ayana Jackson & Amber Pinkerton with Aindrea Emelife at Fotografiska NYC

 

Perfect Magazine Talk: Amber Pinkerton, Edward Buchanan, Rasharn Nyameng & Honey Dijon with Bryan Boy

 

2020

NOWNESS Live: Dennis Morris & Amber Pinkerton, The Power of Photography As a Tool of Expression

 

 

 

PROGRAMS/WORKSHOPS

2023

Archiving Jamaica in Fashion Imagery Workshop, Bound Art Book Fair, The Whitworth Art Gallery

Jamaica Editorial Archive (Founder)

 

2022

Abule Presents Atijo: Preserving the era of analogue through physical connections & traditional storytelling, Amber Pinkerton, Alexandra Yellop, Chinasa Chukwu with Christina Nwabugo at Just Another Store London

 

 

BOOKS/FAIRS

2023

Jamaica Vibes (by Assouline), Edited by Novia McDonald-Whyte & Lisa Lovatt-Smith, Feature

 

2022

Female View: Female Fashion Photographers from Modernity to the Digital Age (by HATJE KANZ), Feature

 

 

EDUCATION

 

BA Photography (1st Hons), University of Westminster 2019-2023

Cert HE (Practical Filmmaking), Met Film School 2016-2017

 

RECOGNITION & NOMINATIONS

 

-Forbes 30 Under 30, Europe, 2022

Arts & Culture

https://www.forbes.com/profile/amber-pinkerton/?list=30under30-europe-art-culture&sh=5d399d835130

 

-Travers Smith Art Programme, Selection 2022

 

-Photo London x Nikon Emerging Photographer Award Shortlist, 2021

 

-The Agents Club Awards 2021:

  • Fashion Editorial- Women
  • Celebrity Campaign- Women

 

-2020 British Fashion Council's New Wave: Creatives List

 

CV available on request.

 

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