Mark Abramson is a Russian-American photographer and multimedia/video journalist who grew up in various countries, including Russia, Austria, Spain, and the United States. Currently he is a freelancer based out of New York City.
Recently he helped shoot and produce a series of short films for the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new museum, which is being featured as a permanent installation. For the tenth anniversary of 9/11 he produced, shot, and edited a series of short videos for the Chronicle of Higher Education about the altered lives of several individuals in the Greater New York area and Washington, DC.
He is interested in documenting issues revolving youth, immigration, and access to education. One of his images was recently chosen to run as the cover of a new book published by UCLA’s Center for Labor Research and Education entitled Undocumented and Unafraid.
He previously interned with the Washington Post and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. His clients have included the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, Getty Images, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Chicago Reporter, and GOOD Magazine.
Mark graduated with a degree in journalism from the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.
He speaks English, Russian, and Spanish fluently. He gets by with Hebrew.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2012 – National Press Photographers Association Honorable Mention for Multimedia Website Package
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 – Gracie Award for Outstanding Soft News Feature/Dove Scholarship and Cash Award
2010 – Peter Lisagor Award for Non Daily Photography via the Chicago Reporter