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

Yas Crawford is an internationally awarded photographer who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. Crawford is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a Fellow of the Geological Society. She was born inPembrokeshire, Wales where the landscape and biological make-up have subliminally influenced her work. With a degree in Geology and a master’s in Photography, Crawford has worked in various business roles, an entrepreneur in life sciences, and now working in what she calls ‘The GreySpace’ in-between disciplines. Crawford's research touches on mapping evolutionary change and the impact it has on mankind.

Crawford's work has been recognised over the last two years with several international awards including Winner of the Art of Neuroscience Award 2021 for Cognition IX, Winner of the Land Air 4.0 Quasi Quadro Award 2021 with Inception I, Finalist of the RPS Science Photographer of the Year 2019 for Oxygen Ib. Crawford held her first solo exhibition Cellular Flow, I've been thinking... in Barge, Turin 11 Dec 2021 to 25 Feb 2022.

Multidisciplinary collaborations include a neurological project/video animation with a MSc Animation student from Tehran University of Art 2021-2022, an evolutionary biology project with Nottingham University/UK Pint of Science, research on mapping neural activity in the brain for The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, Canberra and PhD research on the immune system of M.E/CFS patients withQuadram Institute of Biosciences, Norwich.


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. 

Board Advisor for several SME's


MA Photography (Distinction), Falmouth University. UK. 

BSC (Hons) Geology, Cardiff University. UK. 

Additional Education/Courses.

Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern. London

The Art of Publication. Node. Berlin

Curating in Art, Science & Technology. Node. Berlin

Creative Forms of Art Criticism and Writing. Node. Berlin

Several Business Courses. 

Microbiological Methods, BioMérieux. France.

Applied Geophysics, Paleomagnetism, 

Structural Geology, Keele University. 

Certificate of Education, Keele University. 



RPS Women in Photography, Mapping as a Philosophy.  June 2022. 

Medium. Interview with the Istanbul Chronicle. 'The Grey Space'

Scientific American. Inspired by Chronic Illness, She Made Award-Winning Art about the Brain.  Aug 12 2021. 

Open Medicine Foundation. Interview on winning the Art of Neuroscience Award 2021. Representing Chronic Illness with Art

'Outside In' .Org Autumn News

M.E Essentials Magazine. (M.E Association) Art of Neuroscience Award 2021. 

Artfolio Book. 2021. Top 100 abstract artist. ' Best in Show' Front 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. Autumn 2019

Source Magazine. Post Grad work. 2019

Post Grad Magazine Zine. 2019


Camelback Gallery Award, Arizona, Bronze Award, Abstract in Blue, Aug. 2022 

Alternative Processes. Finalist for Women's History Month with Nature Energy technology. Apr. 2022

Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) Silver Award for a Personal Portfolio. Dec 2021

Tokyo International Awards, TIFA. Honorable mention. Fine Art Abstract. 'Torn I ' 2021

Land Air 4.0 Nature,  Technology, Energy Quasi Quadro Award 2021. Winner of the Solo Exhibition, Turin Italy. October 2021. Winning Images: Inception I & II.

Art of Neurosciences Award 2021, 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' Dec 2021. 

Tokyo International Awards, TIFA. Honorable mentions for the image 'Oxygen Ib' 2020.

Artist of the Future Award - Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. 'Blood Cells & Neurons' 2020.

AAP Magazine #14, Colours -Merit Award for the image 'Pthalo Blue' 2020

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


Outside In Andrew Edney Award 2021

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


Land Air 4.0. Quasi Quadro. Solo Exhibtion: Cellular Flow with animated video installation, Barge Turin. 11 Dec 21 - 25 Feb 22

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

Camelback Gallery, Arizona, Abstract in Blue. August 2022. 

Alternative Processes. Women's History Month. Nature Energy Technology. April 2022

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.


RPS Women in Photography, Mapping as a Philosophy.  June 2022. 

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.


The Grey Space. London Independent Photographers AGM 2022. 

The Grey Space. Bromley Camera Club. Bromley 2021.

The Grey Space. Arts and Health Hub, Peer Group. 2021

The Edge of Sentience. with Grace Crawford. Lenses of Croydon. 2021

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

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

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


3D Animation. Collaboration with Sarshar Dorosti, MS Animation student from Tehran University of Art, on the production of an animated video for the exhibition 'Cellular Flow' Barge, Turin. ( As winner of the Quasi Quadro Land Air 4.0 Award)

John Curtin School of Medicine, ANU, Canberra. Front covers for PhD research on neuron activity, in particular for behaviours that are regulated by the superior colliculus. 

The Edge of Sentience. Ongoing collaboration with a neurodivergent artist, scupltures and photographic documentary work. 

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. 

Quadram Institute of Biosciences. Norwich. Immune Dysfunction & Gut Health. Images for PhD research and exhibition at International scientific conference IIMEC14. Press Releases. 

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. London. Virology and Gene research. Web images & Project Research. 

M.E Association. London. Sampling & Biobanking. Editorial. 

Clinical Imaging and Sciences Centre. Brighton. Post Exertional Malaise Clinical Trial Images. 



Professional Practice Mentoring. Small Businesses. 

PhotoGrad. Professional Practice Mentoring. 

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.


John Curtin School of Medicine, ANU, Canberra, Aerona Healthcare Limited, Quadram Institute of Biosciences, Norwich, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, M.E Association, Clinical Imaging and Sciences Centre, Brighton, Private commissions.

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