Internationally recognized, award winning artist and author Joshua Rashaad McFadden, is originally from Rochester, New York. McFadden developed an interest in art as a child. 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. During his undergraduate years at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, he began to make photographs as a fine art practice. McFadden continued to develop his photography eventually attending Savannah College of Art and Design where he obtained his Master of Fine Art.
McFadden combines his passion for civil and human rights with his passion for the arts. Uprisings across America 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 LenCulture and received the first place International Photography Award (IPA, 2015) for After Selma. He won the first place IPA award again in 2016 for his series and book Come to Selfhood. McFadden has since been published and in EyesOpen Magazine, Slate Magazine, and The New York Times. In 2017 McFadden was recognized by Time Magazine as one of “12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now”.