Louise Abbott was born in Montreal on 26 July 1950. She graduated from McGill University. Freelance writer, photographer, author and documentary filmmaker, she began her career in 1971. Many of her works are dedicated to cultural minorities - the English-speaking community in Quebec, the Inuit. She now lives in the Eastern Townships.
So far in her career, she has published many books and her photographs have also appeared in many other publications. She has been involved in many solo or group exhibitions. Well known public institutions, such as Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Musée du Québec include her photographs in their collections. She produced her first documentary in 1991.
Louise Abbott has been awarded many times for her work. In 1996, she won a Canada Council grant to write a book about the English-speaking community of the Eastern Townships.