Mark Abramson (b. 1988) is a Russian-American freelance photographer and filmmaker based in New York City.
I am drawn to telling stories that allow me to pass through a window and enter into subjects’ lives and document their existence and experiences. Much of my desire to cover issues concerning immigration and other social issues come from the fabric of my family history and its migration from the former Soviet Union and how that has enabled me to work with my camera. My interest in exploring reporting led me study print journalism at the George Washington University, which then led me to receive more formal training as a photographer and video journalist at the Washington Post and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
I am an English, Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew speaker and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. My published work and other clients also include:
The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week , Getty Images, GOOD Magazine, Newsweek, Arena Magazine, International Herald Tribune, National Geographic (Food), El Nuevo Día.
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