Joshua Rashaad McFadden
Joshua Rashaad McFadden (b. 1990) is originally from Rochester, New York. McFadden developed an artist as a young boy, and was constantly drawing and painting. It was at the age of seven that his mother gave him a camera. He endlessly took photos of his family, friends, and anything he observed during childhood adventures. McFadden continued to explore the arts throughout grade school and later earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. It was also during his undergraduate years that he started to explore photography as an art. McFadden moved further south to Atlanta, Georgia, to continue to develop his photography career, and to attend Savannah College Art and Design, where he received his MFA in photography. McFadden was inspired to combine his passion for civil and human rights with his passion for the arts. Uprisings across this country are constant because of multiple recent incidents of police brutality and the murders of African-American men and women. The result is his series After Selma. Since its release in April 2015, After Selma has made a global impact. McFadden was named one of the top emerging talents in the world by LensCulture and received the first place International Photography Award (IPA) for After Selma (2015). McFadden authored his first book of photographs and text from his series Come to Selfhood (ceiba Editions, 2016). McFadden has recently been awarded the first place International Photography Award (IPA) for Come to Selfhood (2016).
Image: Joshua Rashaad McFadden, left. Father, Craig McFadden. Grandfather, Robert McFadden. Courtesy of the Artist. Joshua Rashaad McFadden: Come to Selfhood Tuesday, November 15 6:308pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE and open to the public Artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden joins writer Jordan G. Teicher for a conversation about politics, race and identity. […]read more »