ABOUT

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

 

Pinkerton’s works, which range from art to fashion photography, are inspired by Caribbean culture, social commentary and socio-political context. Her intimate and intuitive snap shots of everyday life, with a focus on Jamaica, capture the beauty and humanity of her subjects with a rich definition of colour. These personal portrayals are underwritten by a powerful commitment to spotlighting themes of racial equality, the judicial system and basic human rights in her native country. “I am concerned with colorism and classism”, Pinkerton says. In her more recent works, Pinkerton begins to explore the 'Photograph as Object' in its physical realm, with focus on its tactility and materiality.

 

In 2022 Pinkerton features in her first two museum shows, 'Female View: Female Fashion Photographers from Modernity to the Digital Age' at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany and 'Black Venus' at Fotografiska, New York. 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’ and ‘My Year in Photos’.

 

CONTACT

E: [email protected]

ig: @ambercashmere

Contact for print inquiries.

 

COMMERCIAL

Represented by Lalaland Artists Worldwide

Leigh Hurst

[email protected]

 

GALLERY

Alice Black Gallery

Alice Black

[email protected]

 

PUBLICATIONS

LOVE, Re-Edition, Dazed, Another, T Magazine, Perfect, FT Weekend, Dazed Beauty, i-D, Document Journal, The Cut, Vanity Fair, Black Fashion Fair

 

CLIENTS

Gucci, Miu Miu, Moncler, Shrimps, Maison Margiela x Farfetch, Nike, Alexis Bittar, Yuhan Wang SS21, Brogger, Puma x i-D, Harvey Nichols, Netflix x British Fashion Council, Yuhan Wang SS21, Brogger, LOVE x Valentino, Ahluwalia Studio x Browns Fashion, Fenty x Westminster Fashion

 

PRESS

 

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

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

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

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

 

TALKS

2022

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

2022

Black Venus, Fotografiska Museum, Aindrea Emelife, NYC

12 May 2022

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

17 March - 15 May 2022

Rachael Bailey (b. 1975), Ivan Black (b. 1972), Dante Elsner (1920-1997), Matthew Harris (b. 1966), Tristan Pigott (b. 1990), Amber Pinkerton (b. 1997), Atalanta Xanthe (b. 1996)

 

Female View: Female Fashion Photographers from Modernity to the Digital Age, Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany

18 March-3 May 2022

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.

 

2021

Bold Black British, Aindrea Emelife, Christies, London

 

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

 

RECOGNITION & NOMINATIONS

 

-Forbes 30 Under 30, Europe, 2022

Arts & Culture

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

 

 

-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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