Ideas Festival: Art & Music Reception for Chad Hunt
Saturday, March 30
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live music will be provided by the James White Band.
Chad Hunt is a local Maplewood resident with a long career as a photographer, documenting people and the world around us through award-winning photography.
After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design and the Virginia Commonwealth University and interning with legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, Hunt became a staff photographer at Richmond, Virginia’s Style Weekly. During his time there, Hunt received 38 Virginia Press Awards. Since 2004, he has worked in the New York area for a range of publications and clients. Most notably, Hunt has made three journeys to Afghanistan as an embedded photographer with the U.S. Military, creating photo stories for Men’s Journal, Popular Mechanics, the cover of Time magazine, and his own personal portrait series of soldiers. One image, “Regan Smoking,” was included in the London’s International Center of Photography annual exhibit in 2007.
Since moving to Maplewood, Hunt continues to create empathetic images for both advertising campaigns and publications such as NJ Monthly, and local businesses like InTune, the Durand Hendon House and Rocket Improv. Personal projects inspired by the vibrancy of Maplewood includes his “Porch Portraits,” photos of trick-or-treaters that he has done every Halloween for the last 7 years, and a drone photography artistic image of the town’s Rainbow Crosswalk.