Evan Abramson

Evan Abramson is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer born and based in New York City. Together with his wife Carmen Elsa Lopez, he writes, directs, shoots, edits and produces. In 2010 they formed Cows in the Field, a production house dedicated to telling the stories of people whose lives are impacted by social and environmental crises around the globe — and on finding solutions. Their 2011 documentary Carbon for Waterpremiered at the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival in Toronto, winning Best International Short Film. Other awards include the Sir Edmund Hillary Award for Environmental Film at the Mountain Film Awards, Best Documentary Short at the California International Shorts Fest, Best Documentary at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival and Highly Commended at the Development and Climate Days Film Festival at COP17 in Durban. In 2010, Evan’s multimedia documentary When the Water Ends won Best Short Film at the Tutti nello stesso piatto International Food, Film & Videodiversity Festival and was also nominated for a Webby, a World Press Photo and an Online Journalism Award. A self-taught filmmaker, Evan was a photojournalist previously, and his images have been published widely, including The Atlantic, National Geographic, The New York Times,The Washington Post, Guardian Weekend Magazine, FT Weekend, The Sunday Times, BBC Online andCourier Japan.