Chloe Aftel lives in Los Angeles and works in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Detroit, and San Francisco. With a MFA from USC in film production and a strong focus on narrative photography, she specializes in still and motion storytelling. Chloe’s work has been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Bust, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, Elle, Dazed & Confused, Nylon, Marie Claire, Fast Company and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Her clients include 4AD, 360i, Amazon, BBDO, Billboard, Buick, Canon, Digitas, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, GMC, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Interscope, JC Penny, Leo Burnett, Levi's, MasterCard, McCann, McGarry-Bowen, Merge Records, Motorola, Neiman-Marcus, Nintendo, O'Neill, Pact, Republic of Everyone, Siegel + Gale, Spin, Sprint, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Subpop Records, and more. She has won awards from Critical Mass, American Photo, PDN 30, International Photography Awards, Fuji Student Photographer of the Year, and Boston International Film Festival.
Chloe sees each photograph as a one-frame movie still and each person as someone with a story to tell. She has taught at YoungArts LA, the Impossible Project, and private workshops. This is her second year teaching at The Workshops. Her website is www.chloeaftel.com.