Antonio McAfee (b. Stuttgart, Germany) is a photographer based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography (2007) from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Shortly after, he earned his MFA in Photography (2009) from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, he received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art in Arts and Culture Management from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). McAfee’s work addresses the complexity of representation by appropriating and manipulating photographic portraits of African Americans in the 19th century, funk and R&B musicians, and transitioned family members.
McAfee was featured in BmoreArt Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Mission on Tenth published by California Institute of Integrated Studies, and catalogues published by the University of Pennsylvania and Corcoran College of Art and Design. He participated in residencies at Vis Arts (MD), Wesley Theological Seminary (DC), Elsewhere Museum (NC), The Contemporary Museum Artist Retreat (Baltimore), Can Serrat (Spain) and Vermont Studio Center.
Antonio was awarded grants from Foundation for Contemporary Art (NY), Art on the Vine (DC), Maryland State Arts Council, Civil Society Institute, Fulbright IIE, and Dedalus Foundation. His work has been exhibited at the Walters Art Museum, Kreeger Museum (DC), Institute of Contemporary Art (Baltimore, MD), Academy Art Museum (MD), Hamiltonian Gallery (DC), and The Print Center (PA). Antonio is currently an instructor at American University University.