John McBride

Male, Person

1967 –


Who is John McBride?

John McBride is an American photographer probably best known for his photographs taken in New York City of the riots surrounding Tompkins Square Park in 1988 and the eviction of Lower East Side squatters in 1989, although much of his work is not in the style of photojournalism.

John McBride attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, after which he studied under the direction of photographer George Krause at the University of Houston. McBride moved to the East Village neighborhood of New York City in 1986 at the age of nineteen and began his photographic career by assisting numerous commercial photographers on shoots in the United States and Europe. He also took courses at the School of Visual Arts and, later, attended Hunter College where he majored in Geography and Energy and Environmental Policy Studies.

John McBride's work includes fine art photography, fashion, portraits and photojournalism. The subjects of McBride's photographs include friends and lovers, the famous and the unknown, protesters, passersby as well as landscapes, cemeteries and religious and secular iconography.

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  • United States of America
  • University of Houston
  • Hunter College

on July 23, 2013


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