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 The New York Times, Highsnobiety, and Humble Arts Foundation. Vades' works have also been featured at The Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital, Equity Gallery and the exhibition space Smack Mellon. He currently resides in Harlem.