Thursday, September 3, 2015

Award Announcement for "After SELMA"

Upcoming Exhibit Artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden has been named a "Top 50 Emerging Artist" by LensCulture, a top publication in contemporary photography. In addition McFadden, was awarded one of eight grant award recipients from thousands of photographers from 112 countries. 

Regarding McFadden's "After SELMA" series, juror Mary Virginia Swanson said, "As a young man living in the American South, Joshua McFadden lives in the shadow of the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. As an artist, McFadden’s perspective evokes an authentic process of examining, questioning, and comprehending a world in which he and his generation are the leaders-to-be of their communities. His project “After SELMA” turns a contemporary eye to issues that divided this country fifty years ago, informed by incidents of race relations in recent years. I believe we will learn a great deal about our future and ourselves through his photographs."

We are thrilled to bring this body of work to the Spruill Gallery this Fall, opening September 17. Congratulations, Joshua!