John Michael Pelech was born in New York City. Receiving a B.S.
From N.Y.U and a B.F.A. in 1979 from School of Visual Arts in
Media Arts. He studied with Milton Glaser among others. He worked
In commercial television and video as a Director of Photography.
Cameraman for MTV during the start-up years 1981-1984. Worked with
avant garde artists: Nam June Paik, Peter Gabriel and Lorie
Anderson. Credited as Lighting Director on Zibigniew Rybczynski”
“Steps”. He continued his career in management at the CBS
Broadcast Center in New York and worked on different projects including:
The CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. Winning an
Emmy in 2013 for live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, he
currently lives in New York’s East Village.
Still photography group show: Amanda Smith Gallery, “Vistas” 2017, Salmagundi Club N.Y.C., 2018.