Andre D. Wagner is a photographer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He explores and chronicles the poetic and lyrical nuances of daily life, using city streets, neighborhoods, parades, public transportation and the youth of the twenty first century as his visual language. His work and practice fits into the lineage of street photography that investigates the American social landscape, often focusing his lens on themes of race, class, cultural identity and community. He develops his own black and white negatives and makes silver gelatin prints in his personal darkroom. Wagner’s photographs have been commissioned by The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Cut, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, and Vogue, among other publications. For the movie Queen & Slim Wagner photographed the iconic key art and the campaigns leading images. His photographs have appeared in a number of solo exhibitions and group shows in Los Angeles, New York and North Carolina. His first monograph, Here for the Ride, was published by Creative Future in 2017. He is currently editing a 7-year-old body of work titled New City, Old Blues, to be published in 2020.
Texas Isaiah is a first-generation visual narrator born in Brooklyn, NY, and currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. In 2020, Texas Isaiah became one of the first Trans photographers to photograph a Vogue edition cover and a Time cover. He is one of the 2018 grant recipients of Art Matters and the 2019 recipient of the Getty Images: Where We Stand Creative Bursary grant. In 2020-21, he was also an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem. In 2012, he created "BLACKNESS," a visual project that documented and celebrated the African diaspora's diversity across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, and ethnic heritage. At this time, he began to evaluate the broad visual needs of Black people, specifically Black trans, non-binary and gender-expansive individuals, within the larger photographic canon. Texas Isaiah not only believes everyone has a right to be photographed if they consent, but he believes photography can be a healing mechanism despite the historical violence it has inflicted on communities. As an autodidact, Texas Isaiah is interested in paving unconventional paths within the art, editorial, and commercial industries. He has been featured in exhibitions at Fotografiska, Aperture Foundation Gallery, Charlie James Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Residency, Hammer Museum, and The Kitchen. His work has been included in campaigns for Abercrombie and Fitch, Calvin Klein and in magazines such as British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Time, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Artforum, VSCO, and Cultured Magazine.