Made For Sharing | Photography of Marc Abrahms

Marc Abrahms | Bales of Hay

Marc Abrahms (1948-2015) shared many gifts – some he gave away through his generous philanthropy to community organizations and academic institutions, and some he gave away through his creative legacy of vivid, eye-popping photographs. This generosity was the product of both his temperament and early life lessons. Diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic from the tender age of five, he developed an appreciation for the beauty and fragility of life, and that appreciation shines through his glorious and varied photographs. His catalog of more than 40,000 images was created over many decades and captures diverse locales and subjects, including landscapes, people, vehicles, buildings, waterways, dunescapes, plants and animals, and color and light. These photos reveal an endlessly interesting and beautiful world expressed through the lens of a man thankful for each day given to him.

POBA worked with Marc Abrahms’ estate and family to organize, evaluate and digitize the best of the Abrahms collection, including works that remained on negatives and slides or were pre-digital prints.  This work continues and as these works are digitized, will be displayed on POBA.

POBA has mounted three portfolios of his work, a mere foretaste of the essential collection of his photos that we will display over the coming months. These works are also available as museum quality, limited edition prints for purchase and inquiries can be made at   To see Marc’s work, click here.