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David Freund | American, 1937 -

After receiving a BA in Theater at the University of California, Davis, David Freund earned an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. He is a Professor Emeritus of Photography at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he chaired the Visual Arts program for fifteen years. He has also taught at Pratt Institute and was a Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Visiting Artist at Carleton College, Minnesota.

For a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Freund photographed in and around gas stations in 47 states. He has received grants in New York from the Creative Artists Public Service Program and the Institute for Art and Urban Resources (now MoMA P.S.1). During a residency in Syracuse for a Light Works fellowship, Freund curated an exhibition and created a catalog of Photo Post Cards, Penny Publishing, compiled from local collections.

Widely exhibited, Freund’s work has been shown at Light Gallery, New York, and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. His work is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

He has served as consultant for New York’s Creative Artists Public Service program and was three times a member of the National Screening Committee for the Fulbright-Hays Scholarships. A member of the Society for Photographic Education for thirty years, Freund has presented his work, participated on panels, on various committees and served on the Board of Directors for six years.