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.


The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The New Republic, TIME, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, Arena Magazine, Wired, Wired Japan, Newsweek, El Nuevo Día, Univision, Getty Images.


2017 – Two Face, solo container exhibition, Rotterdam Photo Festival (https://www.rotterdamphotofestival.com/exhibitors2017)

2016 – Two Face, solo exhibition at United Photo Industries, Brooklyn NY (http://www.unitedphotoindustries.com/portfolio/two-face/)

2015 – Photoville NYC – Emergi Cube exhibition curated by James Estrin of the New York Times: Neither Here Nor There (http://archive.photoville.com/2015-emergicubes/neither/)

2011 – 25CPW Gallery: Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma group exhibition 


2016 – The New York Times Fourth Annual Portfolio Review – Selected participant out of 150 chosen from a global pool of photographers

2016 - Instagram - Recognized as a a Featured User with a 45K following. 

2014 – The New York Times Second Annual Portfolio Review – Selected participant out of 150 chosen from a global pool of photographers

2014 - Lookbetween chosen attendee for second annual event, one of 100 chosen emerging global photographers, Charlottesville, VA: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

2014 – Photo District News - October issue, featured artist

2012 – NPPA: The Best of Photojournalism, Honorable Mention for Multimedia Package: Altered Paths for The Chronicle of Higher Education

2011 – XXIV Eddie Adams Workshop participant – chosen as one of 100 participants

2011 – XXIV Eddie Adams Workshop – Wall Street Journal award winner


2016 – Encuentro Fotográfico México – Panel Talk: “La imagen documental y el de-constructivismo ruso

2016 – Photoville NYC – Panel Talk: The Presidential Campaign Through New Eyes

2015 – Photoville NYC – Panel Talk: There’s No Place Like Home: Migration, citizenship, and statelessness globally

2014 – Open Show #11, Featured Artist, New York City