Starting at the age of five years old, Alex decided he wanted to become an architect. He has always been curious and endlessly fascinated with the ephemeral qualities of light and sense of place. Alex studied and practiced the creation of structures large and small for many years before turning to his greater passion for photography. For the last twenty years, Alex has been chasing light around the world, from the Arctic to the Southern Hemisphere - finding himself lost and found numerous times. Along the way, Alex has had the honor of collaborating with many of the world’s most inspiring architects, publications and clients.

Alex’s fine art photographs are collected widely and reside in numerous museums, including the Contemporary Museum of Photography in Chicago, Museums of the City of New York, Portland Art Museum, among many public and private collections. He regularly exhibits in galleries and museums worldwide. Alex has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant. In 2018, Alex was invited to exhibit his photography in a solo show at the Venice Architectural Biennale by the European Cultural Commission. In 2022, Alex was the commissioned photographer collaborating with a team of international journalists on a story that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category of International Reporting

Alex is currently working on a second and third monograph of his work. and has been featured in over a dozen book publications on art and architecture by the worlds most renowned architects and designers. Twice a year, Alex teaches architectural and portrait photography at the International Center for Photography in New York City and holds photography workshops internationally.

Alex has always been committed to working with lesser known, emerging and underrepresented architects and designers. He regularly donates his time, craft and passion to environmental and social justice issues worldwide.

GREAT COLLABORATIONS – Selected Clients and Publications

Architects & Designers
Cecil Balmond, Daniel Libeskind, David Adjaye, Bjarke Ingels, Antoine Predock, Olson Kundig, Ole Sheeren, Gensler, Snohetta, Rockwell, HKS, Smithgroup, Henning Larsen, among many others

Architectural Design Publications
Architectural Digest, Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Azure, Monocle, Dwell, Wallpaper, Surface, Domus, Interior Design, Arkitektur N, Dezeen, Arch Daily, Hinge HK, Canadian Architect, Nuvo - among many others

Consumer & Editorial Publications
New Yorker Magazine, National Geographic, CondeNast Traveler, Trevel+Leisure, Monocle, AFAR, Fortune, Forbes, NY Times Magazine, TIME, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, Mens Journal, Newsweek, Apollo, Rolling Stone, Wired, Orion, D2, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Ritz Carlton Magazine, WestJet, Lufthansa, Outside Magazine, Photo District News - among many others

Commercial Clients
Landrover, Dyson, General Electric, PRADA USA, Timberland, Park Hyatt, Banana Republic, American Express, Epson, 21st Century Insurance, MGM, Marriot, OMNI Hotels, Melissa Galleria, Ultra Fabrics - among others


Alex is deeply passionate about his craft and dedicated to photography’s potential to create imagery that lasts in the viewer’s memory and imagination long after the typical news cycle, or the flip of a magazine page. Alex endeavors to create images that are integral to an emotional process which can connect the viewer to a more profound awareness - an inherent potential that lies in the core of every one of us.

Cecil Balmond, an internationally renowned theoretician, artist and designer, once suggested to Alex to, “hear the music” when photographing his projects. Alex took this as an invitation to slow down, quiet his mind, and to interpret the space through the more subtle place of the heart. Alex now approaches all of his photography by tuning into the emotional rhythms and nuance of the architectural design, seeking out the poetics of light, form and space – the “decisive moment” of architectural photography.

Photography is fundamental to a larger narrative that can move us through varying dramatic moments, ranging from the crescendos of emotional highs, to the quieter interludes of poetic subtlety. Like a musical score, or a fine work of literature, the visual story has a beginning, a middle and an end - a narrative where the viewer is left with the lingering sensation of having been part of an actual experience. We are challenged to no longer simply look, but rather, to see, and feel in a way that awakens our curiosity, causes us to question what was previously assumed, and helps us feel emotion where there was once ambivalence.


New York City
Alex Fradkin



Commercial Inquires
Patrick O’Leary

Editorial Inquires
Marcel Saba
Lori Reese

Daniel Rodriguez


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