Mike Abrahams

Mike Abrahams

Based in London Mike Abrahams has worked as a photographer for40 years having been renowned for his sensitive eye in documenting the lives of ordinary people often in extraordinary situations. He was a cofounder of Network Photographers and his work has taken him around the world. His photographs have been published in all the major international news media. Latterly much of his assignment work has been shooting for corporates and design agencies.

As a photojournalist he has worked on assignment for amongst others

The Independent Magazine, Independent Sunday Review,The Observer Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, The Telegraph Magazine, The Telegraph, Time MagazineFortune, Forbes,  Stern, Der Spiegel, L”Express, Grande Reportage

As a corporate photographer he has shot annual reports for amongst others

ABF. BAT, BBC, BG, Bumi, Capco, Cape, Central School of Speech and Drama, Centrica, City and Guilds, City University, Finsbury Foods, Friends Provident, HSBC, House of Fraser, ICI, Interbrew, JKX, Keller, Kier, Kiln, Kidde, Laird, Legal and General, Marks and Spencer, National Grid, Nattiest, Peter Hambro Mining, Philipps, Prebon, Premier Oil, Puma Energy, Richemont, Riotinto, SAB Miller, Sage, Selfridges, Shell, T&N, Total, TullowOil, Unilever, Whitbread


2000 World Press Photo - 3rd Prize, Daily Life


2000 Faith - A Journey With Those Who Believe (Network Photographers)

1989 Still War - Photographs From The North of Ireland (Bellew)

1977 The Alienated - Growing Old Today (Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative)

Selected Exhibitions,

2007 Structure and Form. Gallery K, London

2004 English Eyes. Leica Gallery New York

2002 Beyond The Facade - 21 Years of Photojournalism from Network Photographers. The Newsroom London

2000 Faith. Visa pour l'image Perpignan, Hereford Photography Festival, The AOP Gallery London, Galeria Ulica Warsaw,

2000 World Press Photo. Worldwide touring exhibition

1999 Revealing Views - Images from Ireland. Royal Festival Hall London, Royal Photographic Society Bath

1998 NHS at 50. Touring exhibition at 15 hospitals throughout Britain

1993 Positive Lives - Responses to HIV. The Photographers Gallery London. Then touring world wide to the present day

1992 ICI Photography Awards. National Museum o f Film and Photography Bradford

1991 Frames of Mind - Ten Years of Network. Open Eye Gallery Liverpool

1990 The Year of Revolutions - Network in Eastern Europe. Zelda Cheatle Gallery London, National Museum of Film and Photography Bradford

1977 The Alienated. The Half Moon Gallery London then touring throughout Britain

Selected Catalogues and Book Entries

2017 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die (Quintessence)

2014 40 Ans de Photojournalisme - Generation Agences (La Martiniere)

2006 Things As They Are (World Press Phopto)

2002 Underexposed (Vision On)

2001 Photographers International (Taipei)

2000 Century (Phaidon)

2000 World Press Photo (Amsterdam)

2000 Black and White Photography (London)

1999 Revealing Views (South Bank Centre London)

1998 NHS at 50 (NHS/Network)

1994 Reportage / CCPM

1993 Positive Lives (Cassells)

1992 ICI Photography Awards (NMPFT Bradford)


Public Collections

Museum of London

Science and Media Museum