Jerry Freedner

In the sixties I studied photography at the New School in NYC, and then with Lisette Model. I've enjoyed many workshops and, through the pre-digital age, thousands of hours in my darkroom. As it was then and as it is now, I have an enduring affinity with nature in all of its forms. Within the last ten years my concerns have shifted to the intense fragility of this earth we share. My work is apolitical yet I hope that it might serve as a vehicle to stir a sense stewardship: to conserve the wonder and beauty about us, which is now fraught with unhappy change and threatened loss.

Botanica


Other Work


Landscapes


Other Works


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? Born: September 20, 1940, NYC
? Education: University of Florida at Gainesville 1958-1962
? Art Training:
• The New School, New York City, 1965, 1972-1973
• Student of Photographer Lisette Model, 1973-1974
• Ongoing photography workshops
• Barrett Art Center: Advanced Photography Seminar Group, 2009-present
• Self taught in darkroom technique
• Self taught in digital photography and printing

Exhibits within the last five years
• Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY: 2012-Ongoing
• Barrett Art Center: Photowork ’14 juried by Karen Haas, Curator of Photography at
the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA 2014
• Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, 2015
• Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY - 2014
• Agricultural Stewardship Association: “Landscapes for Landsake” Show 2014-2018
• Barrett Art Center “Photowork ’10 National Competition: Image selected by
Associate curator Lauren Hinkson of the Guggenheim Museum, NY – 2011, 2012, 2015
• Barrett Art Center, “New Directions”. Juror: Susan Sayre Batton, Managing Director
Dia: Beacon, NY - 2010
• Opera House, Hudson, NY - 2013
• Columbia Land Conservancy: Photography in the Landscape –Spencertown
Academy, Spencertown, NY 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017
• Barrett Art Center “Photowork ’10 National Competition: Image selected by
Associate curator Nat Trotman of the Guggenheim Museum, NY - 2010
• Hudson Opera House Juried Exhibit: Selections by Janet Riker, Director of the
University at Albany Art Museum. - 2010
• Barrett Art Center “New Directions” Exhibit: Image selected by curator Joan Young
of the Guggenheim Museum, NY - 2010,2013,,2015
• Photo Center of the Capital District - Best in Show: 2017

Talks
• North Chatham Free Library: Photographic Art & Land Conservation 2018
• Samuel B. Morse, Lifetime Learning: Artist’s Series -2011
• Berkshire Museum
• Schenectady Photographic Society Guest Juror – 2011-2016
• Schenectady Photographic Society Lecture Series -- 2012
• Greene County Camera Club

Seminars / Salons / Teaching
• Barrett Art Center Advanced Photo Seminar: 2009-present
• Photography Center of the Capital District: 2008 - present
• The Art School of Columbia County: Faculty: 2014-present

Awards
• Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation $4,000 grant to continue work on behalf of
land conservation in the Hudson Valley

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I want my work to join with the efforts of the land conservation movement and help to motivate a sense of stewardship: to raise involvement and perpetuate the healthfulness, wonder and beauty about us.