Vladimir Frumin is an artist whose art reflects a connection with people from all walks of life, embedding their personalities and conditions into his works. Vladimir received the “Excellence Award” in B&W Photography magazine in 2012 and 2014. In 2013, he received the B&W magazine “Merit Award”. For 2015 Vladimir was given the “Spotlight Award”, that included a published article on his “Russia” series. The “Everybody’s Fifth Ward” work was awarded the “Carol Crow Fellowship” by the Houston Center for Photography in 2015. The “I Am American” work was recognized with The Sony World Photography Award for Conceptual Art in 2016, and was exhibited in London at the Somerset House.
Vladimir’s portfolios expand to different people from different cultural backgrounds. A series of random interactions carried him to his current signature style of black and white photography. The projects are modified based on his conversations with people to capture those special aspects that will create a dialogue between the image and the viewer. The work is a staged representation of their struggle to identify themselves in society, or how society might identify them. It is a feeling that is very personal to Vladimir. Vladimir, today, feels like an American when in Russia, but like a Russian, living in America, despite living in the U.S. more than 20 years, and becoming part of the American melting pot.
Vladimir Frumin was born in 1955 in St. Petersburg Russia. Today Vladimir live and work in Houston, Texas