A native of California and now residing in New York City, Alex Fradkin began his photography career in 1996, originally having studied and practiced as an architect. In 2000 Alex graduated with an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and has since followed a path in fine art and documentary photography. In 2006 Alex embarked with his large format camera on a five year long book project to photograph the changing California Coastline and its people, titled, "The Left Coast: California on the Edge", University of California Press, 2011. In 2010 Alex was awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation Award for his Bunker Project, which will published as a fine art monograph in 2013, titled "Bunkers: Ruins of War in a New American Landscape".
Alex’s photographs have been exhibited internationally in galleries and Museums, in solo and group shows. His images reside in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Museum of the City of New York, Portland Art Museum, Comer Foundation and the Park Hyatt Corp, among others. Alex is now teaching photography at the International Center for Photography in Manhattan.
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