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’.
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Represented by Lalaland Artists Worldwide
LOVE, Re-Edition, Dazed, Another, T Magazine, Perfect, FT Weekend, Dazed Beauty, i-D, Document Journal, The Cut, Vanity Fair, Black Fashion Fair
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
Initiated Dialogues, Self Service Issue 54, Curated by Katie Grand
Perfect Magazine Talk: Amber Pinkerton, Edward Buchanan, Rasharn Nyameng & Honey Dijon with Bryan Boy
NOWNESS Live: Dennis Morris & Amber Pinkerton, The Power of Photography As a Tool of Expression
Black Venus, Fotografiska Museum, Aindrea Emelife, NYC
12 May 2022
SEVEN, Alice Black Gallery, London
17 March - 15 May 2022
Female View: Female Fashion Photographers from Modernity to the Digital Age, Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany
18 March-3 May 2022
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
Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy
RECOGNITION & NOMINATIONS
-Forbes 30 Under 30, Europe, 2022
Arts & Culture
-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.