Biography

Bobby Abrahamson is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.” Comprised of dynamic personal experiences and shared opportunities, communities are paramount in his artistic vision. His work explores both urban communities and rural settings. Abrahamson’s extensive travels throughout the US, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Georgia, and the Pacific Northwest have all contributed to his work. He has self-published several photobooks, documented individual interaction with landscapes and conducted numerous interviews, compiling unique experiences. Abrahamson’s exhibitions include Shifting Perspectives: Our Voices Photography Project, 2005 and MOCA GA Collects: The Photographic Image, 2009. His work can be found here in the MOCA GA collection as well as the Harry Ransom Center, TX, and several private collections. Abrahamson’s photobooks are also located in the research libraries of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

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