Participant Profile

Allen Frame

United States
New York

Allen Frame is a photographer and writer. He creates installations combining his own photos with works from archives and found material. His photos situate portrait figures in a contemplative space, exploring questions of desire, identity, and loss. His writing in poetry and for theater draws from autobiographical experience.

Allen teaches in New York at Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, and the International Center of Photography. His work has been exhibited most recently at Gitterman Gallery in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, the Museum of the Sonora in Mexico, and Kunzarchive in Lugano, Switzerland.

Allen took photographs of Russian artists and collected vintage images from flea markets and vintage stores to construct installations that suggested fictive narratives.