For the past forty-five years, Tina Freeman’s photography has focused on revealing interior subjects through the exploration of physical environments and natural light. In addition to architecture and interiors in her native New Orleans and around the United States and Europe, Freeman’s subjects include urban warehouses and Louisiana’s natural landscape and backcountry swamps. Her project, Lamentations, juxtaposes images of the Louisiana wetlands and ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. Lamentations, the exhibition was on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art from September of 2019 until October of 2020. The catalogue, of the same name is available from the publishers: the New Orleans Museum of Art and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.

Earlier in her career as an editorial photographer, Freeman produced photographs for Color: Natural Palettes for Painted Rooms, which described ways to incorporate colors inspired by nature into home interiors. More recently, her examination (with Morgan Molthrop) of the interrelationship of artists with their work environments, Artist Spaces: New Orleans (2014) was published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. An exhibition of the same name was mounted at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans from March to September 2015. Longue Vue House and Gardens, a photographic study of one of New Orleans’s notable twentieth-century homes and formal gardens, was published by Skira Rizzoli Publications in 2015.

Freeman’s photographs have also been published by The New York Times Magazine, Art and Antiques, Connoisseur, House & Garden, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest. In addition to receiving an “Art in Public Places” commission from National Endowment for the Arts, Freeman’s work has been exhibited in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, London and Moscow, and is included in permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Paris), the National Media Museum (Bradford, UK), the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Luiciano Benetton Imago Mundi Collection in Italy. In the 1970s, Freeman photographed Andy Warhol in New York and Paris, capturing the image of Warhol used for the cover of the French edition of his book, Ma Philosophie de A à B.

Freeman has been Senior Curator of Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art and is the current President of the Decatur Studio in New Orleans.
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