At a time in her life when most others would never dream of giving up job stability for a career in art, Annex-based photographer Beverley Abramson has done just that. A three-and-a-half week photography course in France proved enough to inspire Abramson, after many years as a career consultant, sixteen at the University of Toronto’s Career Transition Centre, to heed the advice she had long offered others and start a career as a professional photographer in May, 1996. “Photography made me see things in a way I’d never experienced before,” she says.
Although still attending Ryerson’s photography program, Abramson has not been shy to show her work in public, holding a total of seven exhibitions across Toronto in 1998 alone.
Her love of photography has taken Abramson to Tuscany, Paris, Mexico, and Israel, where she captured the scene above of a Bedouin man and his granddaughter in the West Bank’s Judean Desert earlier this year.
Having recently completed a showing at the Galleria in B.C.E. Place, Abramson plans to continue her vigorous schedule in the new year. “At this point in my life,” she says, “I’m not afraid to take risks. Challenges are inspirational.”