Sam Abell

about Sam

Sam Abell is a gifted and insightful teacher, an expressive artist, and a sensitive photographer who learned photography from his father, Thad Abell. Sam worked for National Geographic as a contract and staff photographer, and also as a Photographer in Residence. In 1990, Sam’s work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. Since then he has published three collections of his work: Seeing Gardens, Sam Abell: The Photographic Life, and The Life of a Photograph. In addition, Sam maintains a career as a writer, teacher, and lecturer on photography.

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Instagram: @samabellteacher

Workshops taught by Sam Abell

Character of Place: San Miguel de Allende

with Sam Abell

October 20 – 24, 2022

Character of Place: The Coast of Maine

with Sam Abell

September 25 – 30, 2022

The Next Step

with Sam Abell

March 28 – April 1, 2022

Three That Changed the Face of Photography

with Sam Abell

June 9 – 11, 2020

Bajo la Luna: Beneath the Moon in San Miguel de Allende

with Sam Abell

October 13 - 18, 2021