Abraham “Abe” Aronow (born June 3, 1940) is an American physician and photographer best known for his monochrome portraits of prominent photographers.
Abraham Aronow was born in Brooklyn, New York City and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. He graduated from James Hillhouse High School, received his BS at MIT, and his MD at Harvard Medical School. He served as an intern at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, and as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service for two years. In 1969 he testified before the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, recommending the establishment of Federal centers, similar to methadone clinics, to freely distribute narcotics, stating “Most addicts, if assured of a regular supply of drugs, would not be motivated to commit violent crimes.”