Thad Russell is a fine art and editorial photographer whose work examines contemporary American life and landscape in all of its beauty, perversity and pathos. Born and raised in suburban Boston, Thad is a graduate of Stanford University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he received his MFA in photography in 2006.

Thad was awarded a Fellowship Merit Award from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) in 2016. His work has been published in the London Observer, Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York Magazine, and the Photo District News Annual, and exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Center for Photography, the Kinsey Institute, the Photographic Resource Center, and the Vermont Center for Photography.

He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife Josephine Sittenfeld and their two young children. Thad has been teaching photography at RISD since 2007.