About David Freese

David Freese is a photographer and author based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. David is presently an Adjunct Professor in the Film and Media Arts Department at Temple University, and was the founder and director of the photography program at Burlington County College, where he taught for 25 years and received the Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. For more than 30 years, David worked as a freelance assignment photographer shooting corporate/industrial and editorial photography on location. He also worked as a contract photographer for Gamma Liaison in New York City and for Zuma Press in San Clemente, California. His work has been published in Photo District News, Photo Insider, Polaroid International, Smithsonian Air and Space, MIT Technology Review and Popular Photography among others. His photographs are in the collections of numerous museums and galleries around the country, including Library of Congress, the Polaroid Collection, Russian Union of Art Photographers, UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive and the University of Wyoming Art Museum. David has received both a Fellowship in the Visual Arts and a Special Opportunity Stipend from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as well as a Polaroid Artist Support Grant. He was selected as a participant in the Arctic Circle Expeditionary Residency in June 2014, and set sail on a ship with 26 other artists of varying disciplines around Svalbard, 800 miles from the North Pole. He is a member of the Society for Photographic Education and a member and former president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. David is the author of West Coast: Bering to Baja, and he recently completed work on a companion book, East Coast: Arctic to Tropic, which will be published in fall 2016.