John Edmonds, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. (2014 competition)
- American, born 1989
- Untitled II
- 2012 (negative); 2014 (print)
- Pigment print; edition of 15
- From the series Immaculate
John Edmonds lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area. He received his BFA in photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, where he is currently a teaching assistant. He is the founder of About-Face, an online gallery featuring early, emerging, and mid-career artists working in portraiture.
Edmonds’s makes lush, intimate photographs of men from his own community, in which he confronts prevailing ideas about race, masculinity, class, and sexuality. “These portraits explore and examine the internal and external violence that is implicated through the bodies of men on the margins of society,” Edmonds says. “I am interested in these subjects as icons of ideal beauty, love, and desire.”
Edmonds’s work has been on view in Washington, D.C.; Annapolis, Maryland; and Paris, France, as well as in China at the 2012 Pingyao International Photography Festival. In 2012, he held a residency at Fabrica, the United Colors of Benetton Research Center, in Treviso, Italy. This summer, Edmonds will attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He was recently accepted to Yale University School of Art’s MFA photography program.
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