I. John Edmonds

Portrait of John Edmonds


John Edmonds was the recipient of the inaugural Capricious Photo Award. 

John Edmonds is an important, rising voice in contemporary photography, distilling mediations on black masculinity into affecting portraiture. The subsequent book, Higher, is a culmination of several bodies of work unified around his interests in the Black body as a site for contemplation, spirituality and beauty. This is Edmonds’ first book. John Edmonds is an artist working in photography whose practice includes fabric, video, and text.

He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art and his BFA in Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. 

The inaugural Capricious Photo Award jury consisted of Sophie Mörner, Anika Sabin, Katherine Hubbard, Charlotte Cotton, Deborah Willis, Shannon Michael Cane, Hanna Liden, JOFF, Emma Reeves, Tim Barber, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Melanie Bonajo.