James McCracken Jr. (b. 1988, Richmond, Virginia) is an internationally published and exhibited artist based out of Brooklyn, New York. His work explores the trappings of our cultural identities and the disappearing vestiges of communities that he has lived in, from Brooklyn to the rural South. Themes of political and social justice, along with investigations of family, religion, and home recur throughout his projects. He uses photography as a cornerstone for much of his work, and his subjects confront the camera with stark self-awareness and a sense of ownership and pride in their reality.
James’ has been exhibited in multiple solo exhibitions throughout New York City, and many of the photographs are held in private and public collections. James holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University (Visual Arts), Master of Arts degree (Multi-Platform Journalism) and Bachelor of Arts (double majoring in Visual Arts and Communications) from Fordham University.