Fred Zafran is a documentary photographer exploring the urban environment as metaphor and map of our inner human landscape. Photographing at the boundaries of illumination and darkness, Zafran’s work is a gentle observation of the city, its streets, and a “few of us” as we wander through the day and unanticipated moments of quiet and solitude.
Fred Zafran came to photography more than 45 years ago (film and darkroom work). Today all of his images are captured digitally with careful consideration given to light, shadow, darkness and color as key structural and emotional elements. He has found a strong resonance with the black and white images of Ray Metzker and Fan Ho, and the color photography of Harry Gruyaert and Alex Webb.
Fred Zafran lives in Loudoun County, VA and works in the DC metro area. He travels widely and his photography takes place in towns and cities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Zafran is a juried artist of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and exhibits his work in galleries throughout the DC metro area.