© Yas Crawford. 2020. Torn I.  (New Series)  

Yas Crawford is an internationally awarded Art 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 in Pembrokeshire, 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 Grey Space’ in-between disciplines. Crawford's research touches on mapping evolutionary change and the impact it has on mankind.

Crawford's artwork 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 graduate 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, Quadram Institute of Biosciences, Norwich.


Photographic Artist and Multidisciplinary Nice Person!


Yas Crawford Photography Limited. Present. 

Aerona Clinical Limited. Director.

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

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

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.

After Effects, London College of Communications, 2022. 

Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern. Warburg Institute. London. 2022

Final Cut Pro. Platform. London. 2021

The Art of Publication. Node. Berlin. 2021

Curating in Art, Science & Technology. Node. Berlin. 2020

Creative Forms of Art Criticism and Writing. Node. Berlin. 2019

Several Business Courses including: Corporate Strategy, Change Management, Leadership, Tech Transfer, Pharmaceutical Product Development, GXP, Project Management.

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  Feb 2022

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. 2021

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

Artfolio Book 2021. Top 100 abstract artist. Best in Show. Torn I

Lounge 2, Vol II Book. Moonlight Sonata. 2021

ArtDoc MagazineInner World. 2021

AAP Magazine. Portfolio. 2021

LiP Chronicles  Life under Lockdown  2020

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.  Here.  2020

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

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

Source Magazine. Post Grad Work. 2019


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

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

Budapest International Foto Awards, Silver Award (BIFA) for a Personal Portfolio. The Edge of Sentience. Dec 2021

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

Land Air 4.0 Quasi Quadro Award. Nature, Technology, Energy. Winner of the Solo Exhibition, Turin Italy. Inception I & II & Solo Exhibition, Cellular Flow, I've been thinking...

Quasi Quadro Artist Award. QQ ART

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, Silver Award (MIFA) Science -Medical. Blood, Cells & Neurons Dec 2021. 

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

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

AAP Magazine,  Modern Photographer 2020-Present.  A Biological Journey. 

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

Royal Photographic Society, Science Photographer of the Year 2019 Finalist. Image, Oxygen Ib. Guardian 14 Aug 2019.

15th Pollux Awards Honourable Mention for Alternative Processes during Lockdown. Series Lombardy.  2020

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


Cellular Flow , I've been thinking... with animated video installation. Solo Exhibition. Land Air 4.0. Quasi Quadro. Barge Turin. 11 Dec 21 - 25 Feb 22

Decontexts. Cellular IcMillepiani Group Exhibition Space, Rome  Jun 2021.

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

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

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

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

International Invest in ME Conference 2019. IIMEC14. A Collection of Images related to PhD research on M.E/CFS. Displayed with scientific papers. London, Institute of Civil Engineers. 

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

Online Exhibitions

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

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

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

Inner Worlds, ArtDoc Magazine. Jan 2021

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

Solitude, Analogue Forever Magazine, US.  2019. 

Self-Quarantining, Lenscratch Magazine, US.  2019.

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

Post Graduate Photography Zine, Source MagazineIreland. 2019

Landings Post Gradaute Exhibition. Falmouth University. 2018.


RPS Women in PhotographyMapping 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

Why I Love being a Photographer Visual Marshmallows. Three minute talk. 2020

An Art Science Collaboration. Mapping I, Art and Science. Ashburton, Devon. 2019.

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


Andrew Edney Award, Outside In. 2021

Format US Award for emerging artists during Covid-19. 2020


3D Animation. Collaboration with MSc Animation Graduate 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)

Journal Front Cover. 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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Images. Aerona Clinical Limited. London. 



Professional Practice Mentoring. Graduates Yas Crawford Photography

Small Business Mentoring. Small Businesses (SME). Yas Crawford Consultancy

Professional Practice Mentoring. Photograd

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

Summer Art Therapy Face to face and online 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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