C.Y. FRANKEL

About

I'm fascinated by the role of photographer as author, interpreter, and storyteller. I like to think about the paradoxes that this role throws up—in particular how photographs can be used both as documentations of reality and also as a means of self-expression. 

My current work uses unposed documentary photographs to try and describe the intangible—themes that concern themselves with emotion, consciousness, and human hopes and fears.

To get in touch, please contact me here.


Education

2012-2015 MA Photography, Middlesex University, London

2009-2012 BA Photography (Hons), First Class. Middlesex University, London


Awards & nominations

2017 - Felix Schoeller Photo Award Shortlist

2016 - Magnum Graduate Photographer Nominee

2015 - Lensculture Emerging Talent

2015 - Daylight Photo Award Juror's Pick

2015 - Magenta Flash Forward

2015 - Photobook Melbourne Photography Award

2014 - Lenscratch Student Photography Prize (2nd place)

2013 - Environmental Photographer of the Year Finalist


Selected Exhibitions

"I'm (at War) in Love with the Obvious", The Address Gallery, Brescia, Italy, 2019

"Externality and Familiarity: Ad Nauseam", David Yellin Gallery, Jerusalem, 2018

"New Wave – A Personal View", Harmony House, Jerusalem, 2017

"Family", Skizza Gallery, Jerusalem, 2017

Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition, UK 2016

In Scope, Four Corners Gallery, London, 2016

Photobook Melbourne, 2015

Exposure1 Symposium, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2014

Panoptic, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, 2014

Power Station Gallery, London, 2014

Environmental Photographer of the Year, Royal Geographical Society, London, 2013

Underground Gallery, London, 2012


Featured

Lensculture (video interview)

Fotopolis

Aint bad

Thisispaper

Der Greif

Life Framer

Photoworks

Lenscratch

Manifest INPHA

Mutantspace

Fotografia


All images and text © C.Y. Frankel 2019

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