David Vades Joseph (b.1986) is a photographer based in NYC.
Born and raised in Harlem, NY, Vades began his journey into photography when he was only a boy. He attended the Harlem School of Arts, where he made his first photographs. He then went on to attend 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 works of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. His works have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Highsnobiety, and Musée Magazine. Vades' works have also been featured in Equity Gallery and the exhibition space Smack Mellon. He currently resides in Harlem.
Aside from photographing, Vades is a hardcore gamer and advocate of the "Dark Souls" series.