Andre Bradley was born in Philadelphia, and earned his BFA at Hampshire College — and then his first MFA in Photography at RISD, where he has work in the RISD Museum of Art permanent collection. He has exhibited work in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. His photography practice is focused on the philosophy and visual representation of isolation — and of his experience in a supposedly “post-racial” world. He now seeks to build and engage communities and concurrently, learn to create artwork at the intersection of image and text through Ithaca College’s MFA program in Image and Text, and MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice, respectively. Bradley’s critically acclaimed Dark Archives, 2015 is a provocative exploration of one black man’s memories of childhood. Dark Archives entwines Bradley’s writing and photographs with pictures from his family archive. Part story, part lyrical investigation, Bradley’s artistic practice aims to upset the linguistic and visual constrictions placed on black males.