Image: Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Alena holds her son, Tamaj (Washington, D.C.), 2020. From Unrest in America: March on Washington © Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Visual artist, photographer, and assistant professor of photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, Joshua Rashaad McFadden discusses his recent year documenting social unrest as well as his genre bending creative practice that engages archival materials to examine the impact of history on current life, specifically for Black Americans. With an upcoming early-career retrospective opening later this year at the Eastman Museum, McFadden will take the audience through his impactful work that investigates themes related to identity, masculinity, history, race, and sexuality. McFadden will be joined by ICP’s managing director of programs, David Campany and the discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

About the Series

ICP Talks is ICP’s Photographer’s lecture series. Join us monthly each season for four one-hour lectures featuring renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or asks critical questions about the form. The Fall season takes place online from September through December and features Dayanita Singh, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Pacifico Silano, and Jeff Wall.

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About the Program Format

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Speaker Bios:

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.

David Campany is a curator, writer, and managing director of programs at the International Center of Photography, New York. His books include On Photographs (2020), A Handful of Dust (2015), Art and Photography (2003), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2011), Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (2014), and The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (2014).