(Photo by Edu Bayer)
Mark Abramson (b. 1988) is a Russian-American freelance photographer and cinematographer based in New York City, working across the U.S and abroad.
His work focuses on the intersection of various facets of modern day social issues such as immigration, education, politics, and community. Much of the inspiration for his documentary work, and the more recent conceptual work Two Face, comes from his
own family’s history of migration from the former Soviet Union through Europe and to the United States. His interest in experiential storytelling led him to study print journalism at George Washington University, and later to receive further training as a photographer and video journalist at The Washington Post and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Abramson speaks English, Russian, and Spanish, and his clients include The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Magazine, The New Republic, TIME, Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, Arena Magazine, Wired, Newsweek, El Nuevo Día, and Univision.
Phone: +1 347.647.1678
AWARDS & HONORS
2014 – Guest speaker on an artist panel discussion at the XVIII Oso Bay Biennial and selected as an exhibiting artist in the HOME group show.
2014 – Selected to attend LOOKbetween 2014 as one of 100 emerging and professional photographers from around the world
2014 – Assistant to the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Guatemala
2014 – Exhibited Neither Here Nor There project at the New America Foundation’s gallery, New York City
2012 – National Press Photographers Association Honorable Mention for Multimedia Website Package for Altered Paths
2011 – XXIV Eddie Adams Workshop Alumnus
2011 – Wall Street Journal internship winner at the Eddie Adams Workshop
2011 – Dart Society group show in CPW gallery in New York City
2010 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo intern, Milwaukee, WI
2010 – Washington Post multimedia intern, Washington, DC
2010 – Gracie Award for Outstanding Soft News Feature/Dove Scholarship and Cash Award
2010 – Peter Lisagor Award for Non Daily Photography via the Chicago Reporter