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 New England, 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 Aint-Bad, Fraction Magazine, London Observer, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Times and the Photo District News Annual, and exhibited at the Center for Architecture, Griffin Museum of Photography, Fruitlands Museum, Houston Center for Photography, Kinsey Institute, 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.