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. Alex previously taught photography at Columbia College and was a staff photographer for CITY 2000, an archive photo project with the mission of photographing Chicago in the Year 2000. Currently Alex is finishing a twelve-year project, titled, Bunkers: Ruins of War in a New American Landscape to be published by Radius Books as a fine art monograph in 2013. Late in 2010 Alex was awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation Award for his Bunker Project. 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.

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.