A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

007 - Stuart Freedman

Episode Summary

Stuart Freedman was born in London and has been a photographer since 1991. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Life, Geo, Time, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine and Paris Match. He has covered stories all over the world, from Albania to Afghanistan and from former Yugoslavia to Haiti and Sierra Leone. His work has been recognised in many awards, from amongst others, Amnesty International (twice), Pictures of the Year, The World Sports Photo Award, The Royal Photographic Society and UNICEF. In 1998 he was selected for the World Press Masterclass and the following year for the Agfa Young Photojournalist of the Year. His work has been exhibited widely. Solo shows include Visa Pour L’Image at Perpignan, The Scoop Festival in Anjou, The Leica Gallery in Germany, The Foire du Livre (Brussels), The Museum of Ethnography (Stockholm), The Association and the Spitz Galleries in London. His work on HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and from post-conflict South of Lebanon have toured extensively internationally. He continues to write and photograph for a variety of editorial and commercial clients and is a member of Panos Pictures in London. His first book, The Palaces of Memory, about the coffee houses of India, has just been published by Dewi Lewis (link below). In episode 007, Stuart discusses: Photography magazine as an early influence; being "appalling" to begin with; wanting to be a writer; Sierra Leone; a love/hate relationship with India; the Palaces of Memory; having to be a brand; revenue streams and fashions.

Episode Notes

Stuart Freedman was born in London and has been a photographer since 1991. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Life, Geo, Time, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine and Paris Match. He has covered stories all over the world, from Albania to Afghanistan and from former Yugoslavia to Haiti and Sierra Leone.

His work has been recognised in many awards, from amongst others, Amnesty International (twice), Pictures of the Year, The World Sports Photo Award, The Royal Photographic Society and UNICEF. In 1998 he was selected for the World Press Masterclass and the following year for the Agfa Young Photojournalist of the Year.

His work has been exhibited widely. Solo shows include Visa Pour L’Image at Perpignan, The Scoop Festival in Anjou, The Leica Gallery in Germany, The Foire du Livre (Brussels), The Museum of Ethnography (Stockholm), The Association and the Spitz Galleries in London. His work on HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and from post-conflict South of Lebanon have toured extensively internationally.

He continues to write and photograph for a variety of editorial and commercial clients and is a member of Panos Pictures in London. His first book, The Palaces of Memory, about the coffee houses of India, has just been published by Dewi Lewis (link below).

In episode 007, Stuart discusses: Photography magazine as an early influence; being "appalling" to begin with; wanting to be a writer; Sierra Leone; a love/hate relationship with India; the Palaces of Memory; having to be a brand; revenue streams and fashions.