William Abranowicz is known for his photographs of idiosyncratic moments of daily life and travel with a focus on an intensely personal, even eccentric approach to framing an image. His work synthesizes the essentials of photography with elements of poetry and cinema, capturing moments of sustained contemplation.

His work is in collections that include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Portrait Galleries in London and Washington, Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and The Getty.  Over four decades, he has produced features for nearly every major publication in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He was a contributing photographer to Condé Nast Traveler for 25 years, and has created campaigns American Express Platinum Card, Rolex, Tiffany&Co., Princess Cruise Lines, Belmond Hotels, Ralph Lauren, Estée Lauder, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Gold Peak, Eddie Bauer, Orvis, and Target.

Abranowicz assisted photographers Horst P. Horst, George Tice, and Robert Mapplethorpe becoming a master printer and working with the negatives of Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huene, and Michael Disfarmer, as well as Horst and Tice. He taught photography at Parsons School of Design and has published five monographs of his work.  He is the co-author of a dozen more.  His newest book,This Far and No Further, is published by the University of Texas Press.

Abranowicz is a licensed falconer, engaged in environmental and social justice issues nationally and locally. He lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York with his wife, Andrea Raisfeld, a location agent. He is represented by Art + Commerce.


Inside Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s Bahamas Home Architectural Digest

Marina Abramović, “I Love My…” House Beautiful

A Contemporary Farmhouse in the Heart of Los Angeles Elle Decor

Canada Crossing Travel + Leisure

Meg Ryan’s Soho Loft Architectural Digest

Michael Carey’s Upstate Home Elle Decor

Waldo Fernandez’s West Village Apartment Elle Decor

Betsy Burnham’s Modern Moroccan Decor House Beautiful

At Home in Westchester Elle Decor

Christian Liaigre’s St. Barts Home Elle Decor

Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan Apartment Elle Decor

A Greenmarket Lunch in Winter Bon Appétit

Behind-the-Scenes with House Beautiful Quintessence Blog

Miguel Ángel Aragonés Elle Decor

John Mellencamp Architectural Digest

Julianna Margulies Architectural Digest

Alice Waters WSJ Magazine

April Bloomfield The Wall Street Journal

Ellen DeGeneres Cover Story Elle Decor

Through The Lens, William Abranowicz 1stdibs

Positive Energy: A Video on the Abranowicz Family Home Martha Stewart Living

Spotlight: William Abranowicz Canvasstyle

John Derian The New York Times Style Magazine

Gabriella Kiss The New York Times Style Magazine

Pine Island Camp Martha Stewart Living

Selected Exhibitions

Athens House of Photography (Greece)

The Bruce Museum (CT)

Bonni Benrubi Gallery (NY)

The Witkin Gallery (NY)

Photographer’s Gallery (LA)

Afterimage (TX)

The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (Greece)

The Skopelos Center for Photography (Greece)

Batagianni Gallery (Greece)

Camerawork (Berlin)