LAKELAND, Florida., February 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Southern College’s Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers series returns with a look at life through the lens of a camera.

John Pinderhughes

Renowned commercial and fine art photographer John Pinderhughes will deliver a lecture using his photographs from his career spanning over 50 years. The conference titled “Understanding One Another: Storytelling and Human Experience” will take place at 7 p.m. to February 9 at Branscomb Auditorium.

The Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers series brings together speakers of national and international renown South Florida College campuses and land of lakes community several times a year to explore some of the most fascinating issues and events of our time. Featuring acclaimed experts, the series aims to provoke thought, stimulate conversation and inspire action on a wide range of topics.

Pinderhughes’ commercial work is best described as “real people” and “illustration” photography. Major advertising agencies, record labels, magazines and large corporations are among his regular clients. Recent projects include Publix Super Markets, Sony, Verizon, BMW, hunting bankAnheuser-Busch, Canon and American Express.

Pinderhughes’ fine art photography explores variations in pattern, texture, light and line. It has been widely exhibited and is represented in major collections; including the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate Universitythe Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Ringling Museum.

Parallel to Pinderhughes’ speech at South Floridahis work is also currently on display at the Polk Museum of Art through February 24.

Pinderhughes is the first guest on the Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers series since February 2020, but Dr. Sarah Fletcher Hardingthe dean of arts and sciences at South Floridahopes to be able to find one or two additional speakers this year.

“To bring an amazing speaker to campus in a way that is safe for our audience and our speaker, it is so important for us to do so,” Fletcher Harding noted. “We are very happy to have John Pinderhughes as our first speaker. He will talk about his own photographic journey intertwined in some of his photographs. Just hearing him talk about his own life experience is fascinating.”

The appearance of Pinderhughes will require wearing a mask in Branscomb. The conference is open to the public.

About College of South Florida
Founded in 1883, South Florida College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through more than 70 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. South Florida has a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and has 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked #8 in the “Top Regional Universities in the South” by US News and World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review 2022 Top 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022”. The 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction Guide praises Florida Southern’s AACSB-accredited Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, alongside the College’s School of Education and its Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets and quants, US News and World Report, and The Princeton Review additionally praise the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences as the nation’s leading programs for business and nursing education. Home to the world’s largest unique collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, FSC has appeared on The Princeton Review’s National 20 “Most Beautiful Campuses” list for 12 consecutive years. Connect with Florida Southern College.

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