Profile: Joshua Rashaad McFadden (1990-)

Joshua Rashaad McFadden is an American visual artist whose primary medium is photography. McFadden explores the use of archival material within his work and is known for his portraiture. He also conceptually investigates themes related to identity, masculinity, history, race, and sexuality.

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Biography

Born in Rochester, New York, a city known for photography, McFadden was raised by his mother and father and has three brothers. McFadden obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Elizabeth City State University, a Historically Black University (HBCU) in North Carolina, where he took his first class in black and white photography.

Education

McFadden holds a BA in Fine Art from Elizabeth City State University, and a Master of Fine Art (MFA) in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Career

Joshua Rashaad McFadden is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences – College of Art and Design

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