First Friday Santa Cruz



Abram Katz

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Conceptual Art

The photos in this collection were captured over the past year and a half as part of an expressive art project called, "Pandemic." This project provided an opportunity for people to express themselves and be seen during a time when so many of us were hidden away. My goal was to initiate creative dialogue for personal transformation and healing - to turn crisis into connection. These few selected photos are just the tip of an iceberg-worth of content that emerged. I am grateful beyond words to all those who joined me on this photo journey. I bow to your bravery and willingness to share of yourself. This project gave me a glimpse of the tenacity and mutability of the human spirit and restored my faith in the boundless potential within each one of us.

As a photographer, screenwriter, and film director, Abram Katz offers insight into human behavior and a cultivated understanding of storytelling. Driven by a passion for personal growth and social change, Katz harbors a unique ability to source meaningful, transformative art from the human experience.

Having founded multiple public charities and organized countless school-community restoration and prevention programs, Katz is a wealth of experiential knowledge in the realms of education, mentorship, and youth development.

Katz currently works as a freelance portrait photographer and teaching consultant for K-12 schools and higher education institutions across the West Coast.

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