The photography of Joshua Rashaad McFadden primarily explores African American male identity, masculinity, notions of the father figure, and the photographic archive. McFadden also focuses his lens on social justice issues such as police brutality and has documented protests across the United States. His series "After Selma" conveys McFadden's response to numerous recent incidents of police brutality, while "Come to Selfhood" examines African American manhood, both having received first place International Photography Awards (IPA).
Joshua Rashaad McFadden is an assistant professor of photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, and is originally from Rochester, NY. He holds a BA in Fine Art from Elizabeth City State University and a Master of Fine Art from Savannah College of Art and Design.
McFadden was named one of the top emerging talents in the world by LensCulture, recognized as one of Time Magazine's "American Voices" and has received other enviable awards for his photo and documentary work. McFadden has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, Travel + Leisure, Smithsonian Magazine, and other publications of note. McFadden's work has exhibited at institutions such as the George Eastman Museum and Fotografiska New York, and he teaches workshops nationally and internationally.
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