Award-winning photographer Pierre Dutertre was born in France and educated at prestigious universities in Paris, and after obtaining an advanced degree in nuclear physics and a masters in French literature, he served as a carrier-based combat pilot over central Africa in the 1970s. He went on to become a photojournalist for several years and was engaged with the African continent’s decolonization conflicts from a different perspective. Pierre went on to a successful 35 year career in the commercial and advertising fields of photography as well as in the fine art genre in Paris, London and the United States. His advertising work has won numerous international awards and recognition. In recent years Pierre’s diverse career has taken him in a new direction: fine art photography and education. His photographic art, darkly influenced by his personal experiences in war, has attracted the attention of galleries as well as private and corporate collectors. In addition, Pierre has served as a juror for a number of local and national photography competitions. More recently he has been awarded an MFA in photography, summa cum laude. Pierre is an outspoken and dedicated advocate to the educational excellence of upcoming photographers and acts as a consultant and mentor to entry level and mid-career photographers in both the commercial as well as the fine art genre applications of the medium. Pierre is the current president of the greater Florida chapter of the American Society of Media photographers and operates an online fine art gallery.