Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alex Fradkin began his professional career as an architect. Alex gravitated to the use of a camera as a means in which to explore and interrogate the built environment while pursuing a career with architectural firms in the San Francisco Bay area and Seattle WA. In 1996, Alex left the practice of architecture to pursue his greater passion for photography. He recently graduated with an MFA degree in photography at Columbia College and has since followed a path primarily in fine art photography.
Alex has had numerous shows of his works in galleries and museums here in the Midwest and on the West Coast and regularly provides artworks for many corporate and private collections. Recently his work was selected for the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago and for permanent exhibition in the lobby of the Park Hyatt Hotel. Some of Alex's work has recently been published in a limited edition fine art book, Chicago from the Park. Alex was commissioned to provide photographic artworks for City 2000, which is an archive project, with the mission of photographically documenting Chicago during the year 2000. He is also represented by a leading international photo agency that sells his artwork worldwide.