Biography

Bobby Abrahamson is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Georgia in 1988 and an M.A. in Media Studies from the New York School University in 2005. Abrahamson travels extensively through various countries documenting intimate realities of the human condition. As a result of examining the effect between landscapes and personal experiences, Abrahamson has earned the title “cultural anthropologist.” Comprising dynamic personal experiences and shared opportunities, communities are paramount in his artistic vision. Abrahamson’s extensive travels throughout the US, Latin American, Southeast Asia and Georgia have contributed to his work, with the most recent focus on the Pacific Northwest. He has self-published several photobooks, documented individual interaction with landscapes and conducted numerous interviews, compiling unique experiences. His work also consists of utilizing urban communities, as well as, rural settings. Abrahamson’s recent work has been in St. Johns, Portland. Abrahamson’s exhibitions include: Shifting Perspectives: Our Voices Photography Project, 2005 and MOCA GA Collects: The Photographic Image, 2009 and collections include the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.

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