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 where the landscape and biological make-up have subliminally influenced my work. I have a degree in Geology and a master’s in Photography. I have worked as a microbiologist, various business roles, an entrepreneur in life sciences, and I am now working in what I call ‘The Grey Space’ in-between those disciplines. Through an exploration of perspective, complexities and multidisciplinary collaborations I create imagery that explains, reveals and connects us to the ambiguous and unknown. It’s like working somewhere between consciousness and the subconscious. Using digital and analogue photography, video and cameraless techniques 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 specialist 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. Top 100 abstract artist. ' Best in Show' Centre Pages. 

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


 Association of Neurosciences, Winning image 2021. 'Cognition IX'. Netherlands Institute of Neurosciences. 

 Artfolio 2021, 'Best in Show' of 100 international abstract artists. 'Torn I & Cognition VII'

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. 'Blood Cells & Neurons'

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'

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

Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. ARPS Nov 2019 - Present

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


Decontexts. Cellular Ic. Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome  Jun 2021.

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, Oxygen Ib, RPS Science Photographer of the Year Finalist. 2019.

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

International Invest in ME Conference 2019. IIMEC14. Collection of Images on M.E/CFS. 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

Pint of Science Festival. Flow, Interrupted. May-June 2021

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 Edge of Sentience. Ongoing collaboration with a neurodivergent artist, scupltures and photographic documentary work. To be released end of 2021. 

Flow, Interrupted. A collaboration with Associate Professor Sophie Evolutionary Biologist, Nottingham University. Emergent mixed media created for the Pint of Science Festival May-June 2021. 


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

Various private commissions. 

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