Joshua Rashaad McFadden: Come to Selfhood

Image: Joshua Rashaad McFadden, left. Father, Craig McFadden. Grandfather, Robert McFadden. Courtesy of the Artist.

Joshua Rashaad McFadden: Come to Selfhood
Tuesday, November 15
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.

The discussion will focus on the various roots of McFadden’s practice seen through his Selfhood series, placing the artist’s work in the context of others who have influenced him, including Hank Willis Thomas, Lyle Ashton Harris and Deborah Willis. Teicher and McFadden will also discuss several other works including Colorism, a series of works that explore the historical relationship between skin tone and power; After Selma, which finds connections between the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery and today’s civil rights movement; and Come to Selfhood, McFadden’s International Photography Award-winning book investigating black masculinity through juxtaposed images and personal reflections on intergenerational familial relationships.

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November 15, 2016

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


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).

Jordan G. Teicher

Jordan G. Teicher is a writer based in Brooklyn focusing on art and culture. His articles, essays and reviews on photography have appeared in Slate, Wired, The Washington Post, The New Republic, NPR, Photograph, American Photo and Mental Floss. He was the associate editor of Slate’s photography blog, Behold. He is included in Feature Shoot’s list of photo industry professionals worth following on Twitter.

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