While studying law in London Abbie discovered a passion for photography. After graduating she worked as a staff photographer for The Daily Telegraph, spending eight years covering news and features worldwide, including the war in Iraq, the Darfur crisis and the Asian tsunami. As a freelancer she remains determined to focus on social issues, travelling widely to undertake national and international assignments for charities and magazines.
Her longer term project The Big O is a sensitive and highly praised exploration of childhood obesity. Recently she worked with Oxfam documenting the experiences of women living under Isis rule. In harrowing situations Abbie eschews the shocking, instead connecting with the people she meets to make penetrating and dignified portraits. She co-founded the Welsh Photography Collective: A Fine Beginning, which showcases photography made in Wales.
Abbie relished returning to Wales for SIXTEEN. She has created a celebratory series of portraits of Welsh sixteen year olds who engage with local and national issues.