David Vades Joseph (b.1986) is a Afro-Caribbean photographer based in New York City.
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Vades began his journey into photography when he was only a boy. He attended the School of Visual Arts where he obtained his BFA in Photography. Influenced by the imagery and philosophy of contemporary Japanese photographers of the 60s-80s, along with 18th-19th century paintings, Vades is known for his intrinsic works of Black America and the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.
His works have been published in The New York Times, Der Grief, Paper Journal Magazine, Highsnobiety, and Humble Arts Foundation. Vades has also exhibited works at Fashion Institute of Technology, The Mural Pavilion at Harlem Hospital, Equity Gallery, and Smack Mellon.