Crawford Y. 2020. Torn I.  (New Series)  

I am an internationally awarded photographer who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. I was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales and the geological landscape and biological make-up of the area have subliminally influenced my work. I have had a career in geology, microbiology and life sciences. I’ve worked as a scientist, entrepreneur and an artist. And I’m now working in what I call the 'Grey Space' in-between those disciplines. Understanding the science supports the project, and then the art steps in to reveal the emotion, ambiguity and the unknown. Using digital, analogue photography, video and cameraless experiments, the work has naturally developed in a fine art form. 


Photographic Artist and Multidisciplinary Nice Person!


Yas Crawford Photography. Present. 

Aerona Clinical Limited. Director.

Director & Owner of various life sciences companies 2001 - present. 

Various Specialised and pharmaceutical roles; Novartis, Roche, AstraZeneca. 1989-2001 

MLSO, Microbiological Methods, Biomerieux. 1997-2001 

Business Mentor; Business Wales & BIP SW England. 

Board Advisor for several SME's


MA Photography (Distinction), Falmouth University. UK. 

BSC (Hons) Geology, Cardiff University. UK. 

Additional Education.

Curating in Art, Science & Technology. Node. Berlin

Creative Forms of Art Criticism and Writing. Node. Berlin

Applied Geophysics, Paleomagnetism, 

Structural Geology, Keele University. 

Certificate of Education, Keele University. 

Microbiological Methods, BioMérieux. France.

Several Business Courses. 



Artfolio Book. 2021

Lounge 2, Vol II Book. 2021. Moonlight Sonata. 

ArtDoc Magazine 2021. Inner World

AAP Magazine. Portfolio.

LiP Chronicles 2020. Life under Lockdown

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. 2020. Here

Quadram Institute of Biosciences News. 2019. Art & Science Uncover M.E

M.E Essentials Magazine. (M.E Association) Art, Imagery and M.E. 2019

Source Magazine. Post Grad work. 2019

Post Grad Magazine Zine. 2019


Moscow International Foto Awards, MIFA Silver Award for the series 'Blood, Cells & Neurons'

Tokyo International Awards, TIFA. Honorable mentions for the image 'Oxygen Ib'

Artist of the Future Award - Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.

AAP Magazine #14, Colours -Merit Award for the image 'Pthalo Blue'

Royal Photographic Society - Science Photographer of the Year 2019 Finalist. For the image 'Oxygen Ib'

Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.

Honourable Mention 15th Pollux Awards for Alternative Processes' during Lockdown. 'Lombardy Series'

Format US Award for emerging artists during Covid-19. Grant.


Photography Now Exhibition, London.  Blood, Cells & Neurons. Dec. 2020 and May 2021.

The Man and the Machine. Laboratory I & II.  Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome  Nov 2020. 

Science Museum London, RPS Science Photographer of the Year Finalist. 2019.

International Contemporary Art Expo Palazzo Velli, Rome. Rome Art Week. 2019.

International Invest in ME Conference 2019. IIMEC14. London, Institute of Civil Engineers. Photographic PhD research displayed with scientific papers. 

Photographic Exhibition & Film. A Broken Biochemistry'. Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Photographic Exhibition & Film. Devon, UK. 2018.

Online Exhibitions

ArtDoc Magazine. Inner Worlds. Jan 2021

LIP Chronicles, UK. Life under Lockdown. 1-30 Nov. 2020

Analogue Forever, US. Solitude. 2019. 

Lenscratch, US. Self-Quarantining. 2019.

Lenscratch, US. In Conversation. Cognition I. 2019.

Source Magazine. Post Grad Photography 2019. Ireland

Falmouth University. Landings. 2018.


An Art Science Collaboration. Hand-Made 32-page fine-art book self-published book. June 2019.

An Artist Sketchbook for 'Arts in Health'. Hand-Made 32-page fine-art book created 2020.


Artist Talk. Mapping 1:An Art Science Collaboration. Devon. 2019.

Why we need art in Science. Falmouth University MA Photography. 2019. 

Visual Marshmallows. Three minute talk. Why I Love being a Photographer


The Art of Chronic Illness. Art Therapy Workshops for those with long-term chronic illness.

Online Summer Art Therapy Workshop for those with M.E/CFS.


M.E/CFS Research.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. London. Virology and Gene research

M.E Association. London. Sampling & Biobanking. 

Clinical Imaging and Sciences Centre. Brighton. PEM Trial. 

Quadram Institute of Biosciences. Norwich. Immune Dysfunction & Gut Health

Aerona Healthcare Limited. Web & PR artwork

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