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"What drives me is my passion for telling stories that carry impactful messages. I hope to inspire queer folks like me who did not grow up with generational wealth, may struggle with their mental wellness, and still striving for success in the world with these barriers."

Francis Shad is a multi-talented powerhouse. A true creative that has said to be ”on his way to becoming a household name” by his peers. Hailing from the DC metropolitan area, he attended Georgetown University after accepting a scholarship to attend in the fall of 2017. It was during this time that he began his entrepreneurial journey and turned his passion for telling stories through portrait and editorial photography, into a profitable business. Francis regularly utilizes his platform to discuss topics that are important to him, such as identity and wellness. 

In 2021, Francis graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and Film & Media. He accepted a role on the video production team at United Talent Agency, in Los Angeles. Alongside working at one of the world’s leading global talent and entertainment companies, Francis continues to dominate as a professional photographer.

His creative work has been published by the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Condé Nast’s publication THEM. Francis Shad is a trailblazer and a leader who truly believes in the importance of engaging audiences in truthful discussions about hardships, success, wellness, and identity.


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