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Leslie Fratkin

Us and Them

I do not consider myself to be the only author of the final image. My process itself is embedded in collaboration with my subjects. In the words of the inimitable Edward Steichen, a portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.

Awards

Black & White Photo Contest

2022

Bronze

People

Professional

Us and Them

I do not consider myself to be the only author of the final image. My process itself is embedded in collaboration with my subjects. In the words of the inimitable Edward Steichen, a portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.

About Artist

Leslie Fratkin

Leslie Fratkin was an editorial photographer for twenty-five years until Multiple Sclerosis forced an end to her commercial career. She has since immersed herself in several long-term projects, including the creation, design and authorship of a book, traveling international exhibition, and lecture series featuring the work and words of nine photographers from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the subject of their experiences during the Bosnian war. Fratkin has received numerous grants and awards in support of her work, including a fellowship and three follow-up grants from The Soros Foundation, and a grant from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation. In 2022 she was chosen by photo editors from The New Yorker and Time Magazines to receive a LensCulture Critics’ Choice Top Ten Photographers Award. Fratkin has participated in many local and international exhibitions, and her work is in several public collections, including The Corcoran Museum and The National Gallery of Art, both in Washington, D.C.. In 2021, Fratkin was the recipient of a grant from the New York City Foundation for the Arts, which she used to create an extensive exhibition of portraits of her neighbors in Chelsea, New York City. The show was on view in fall 2021 at the Chelsea Market Gallery, New York City. Leslie Fratkin lives and works in New York City.

Photographic Areas of Focus

People, Portrait, Street, Travel

Location

United States of America

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