Based in Chicago, Michael Abramson has contributed photography to numerous national and foreign magazines as well as corporations. His work has also been exhibited at museums and galleries including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Milwaukee Art Museum, and The Philadelphia Art Museum. He has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in response to documentary work on the South Side of Chicago; Light On the South Side, a book from this project, with an essay by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity) was published in November, 2009. He has, also, provided photography for two best selling books based on the Thorne Rooms at The Art Institute of Chicago. He has a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Photography from the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Recently Michael's book, Light On the South Side, has been nominated for a Grammy. Recent stories about Light On the South Side have been done by The New York Times, NPR, Fresh Air, NBC, WBEZ Radio, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Suntimes, Timeout Chicago.