David Vades Joseph is an Afro-Caribbean photographer currently based in New York City. “The Portrait of the Sun” takes place in Antigua—an island in the West Indies. Born to an Antiguan father and American mother, Joseph spent many of his childhood summers traveling there.
When several of his relatives passed away in the mid 2000’s, Joseph embarked on a photographic journey to preserve and celebrate his Caribbean heritage. He elaborates: “In a mix of portraiture and landscapes throughout the parishes (regions) of the island, I not only embrace a part of my heritage that I hold dear, but trace the roots of my father’s lineage; while simultaneously exploring a rich culture in the heart of the Caribbean.”
See more from “The Portrait of the Sun” below.