NJCU Exhibits Honored Photographer

NJCU Exhibits Honored Photographer

Time magazine’s Lightbox, an online exhibition of superb photographers and photography, recently asked a panel of experts to select some of the most exciting African American photographers in the country. Joshua Rashaad McFadden, whose show, "Come to Selfhood," is on display at NJCU’s Lemmerman Gallery, was one of 12 artists to be singled out.

Deborah Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, for one, was quick to sing McFadden’s praises in general and "Come to Selfhood" in particular.

“I am excited to see how Joshua Rashaad McFadden used The Family of Men Photographic Archive to extend his own conversation about visualizing masculinity,” Willis noted on the magazine’s website. “This project will be viewed as a corrective as well as a fascinating collective story about imaging the black male portrait from the turn of the 20th century to today.”

"Come to Selfhood" has been honored with a number of awards including an International Photography Award (IPA) (1st Place: People - Family) and a Lucie Award Nomination (Publisher of the Year).

There’s still some time to catch the show at NJCU; "Come to Selfhood" will close on Thursday, March 2.