MARCUS MADDOX Representation Website CV
Nashville, TN | Photography
Marcus Maddox (b. 1994) is a photographer working in Philadelphia and New York City. His work is characterized by a natural tone, guided by intuition and empathy. Maddox became interested in photography while growing up in Nashville, TN—getting his start by making images of local musicians. Drawn towards the personal, Maddox sets out to capture the human condition in a meaningful and cinematic way.
His work has appeared in The New Yorker, NPR, American Chordata, Wire Magazine, She Shreds Magazine, The FADER, New York Magazine, The Independent Photographer, Washington Post, and The New York Times. His prints have been exhibited in the United States and internationally.
Figures of Color is a study of black skin that explores the relationship between light and dark. This work diverts from my other photographic approaches, underscored by an appreciation for fine art painting. Contemporary black artists such as Kerry James Marshall, Alex Gardner, and Jon Key have inspired me to “paint it black.” To focus on the humanity and beauty of the black figure. The images in Figures of Color present black figures as the central subject, and this visual concept paired with the fundamental issues of race, make for a life-long personal project.