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photographer , teacher , writer

Freeman Wilford Patterson, CM ONB is a Canadian nature photographer and writer, has authored several books on photographic techniques and theory.

Background

Freeman W. Patterson was born in 1937 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Education

Patterson earned a BA in 1959 from Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and a Master of Divinity degree in 1962 from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Career

A freelance photographer since 1966, Patterson edited Camera Canada from 1968 to 1978. Previously he was a photographer in the Still Photography Department, Berkeley Studio, United Church of Canada, Toronto (1965-66), and dean of religious education at Alberta College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1962-65).

He won a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1959, a World University Service of Canada Fellowship for summer study in Yugoslavia in 1957, and an I. B. Oakes Four-year Entrance Scholarship to Acadia University in 1955.

Achievements

  • PUBLICATIONS Books: Photography and the Art of Seeing, 1979; Photography for the Joy of It, 1977.

Membership

Patterson belongs to the National Association for Photographic Art, Colour Photographic Association of Canada (director, 1965-67) and Toronto Guild for Colour Photography (director, 1967-69; vice-president, 1969-70; president, 1970-71).

Connections

friend:
Colla Swar

Together with photographer and friend Colla Swart, Patterson has hosted many photographic workshops in Kamieskroon, Northern Cape, South Africa.