“Stand Off” by Qadir McCray.
McCray captured the image earlier this summer as police fanned across Center St. in Berkeley, Calif. during a political rally, blocking access to City Hall.
Qadir McCray was born in Harlem, New York. He studied the fine arts at Pratt Institute in the late 1980s. In 1998, he began studying digital art, multimedia and motion picture production at Berkeley City College.
His creative process involves a combination of different digital software as well as traditional techniques. His work is characterized by vivid colors fused with social, political, sexual and religious content.
McCray’s work takes a distinct and provocative gaze at human behavior, relations and responsibilities. As a multimedia artist, he is able to blend disparate mediums, traditional techniques, photography, digital graphics and video to create fresh and original artwork.
In the future, McCray would like to work with socially and emotionally challenged art students. He believes that the field of multimedia is filled with exciting tools that can be used to educate and inspire. McCray would eventually like to open a production company. Learn more about Qadir McCray at: