Stuart Freedman

London, United Kingdom


British, b.1967

Stuart has been working as a photographer since 1991. He has covered stories from Albania to Afghanistan and from former Yugoslavia to Haiti, and been published in Life, Geo, Time, National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Newsweek and Paris Match.

Solo shows include Visa Pour LImage in Perpignan, Scoop Festival in Anjou, the Leica Gallery in Germany, Foire du Livre in Brussels, the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, and The Association and Spitz Galleries in London. His work on HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and from post-conflict South of Lebanon toured internationally.

His work has received awards from Amnesty International (twice), Pictures of the Year, World Sports Photo Award, the Royal Photographic Society, and UNICEF.

He continues to write and photograph for a variety of editorial and commercial clients.

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The Englishman & the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop.

“Palaces of Memory” is a journey into India through the Indian Coffee Houses, a national network of worker-owned cafes which can be found in cities throughout the sub-continent.

As the UK prepared for a general election on May 6th widely seen as the most important in a generation, party leaders criss-crossed the country in search of votes.

Potamienne sings softly as she plays with her youngest son and sorts beans for that night’s meal in her yard.

The lives of former child soldiers in Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, Angola and Sierra Leone are examined in Stuart Freedman’s story ‘Lord of the Flies’.

India’s coffee houses are analogous to the classic British cafes; those iconic, vintage ‘greasy spoons’ that have almost disappeared in the last decade.

The poor have fallen out of the narrative of modern India.

By conservative estimates, Delhi has a homeless population of around 100,000 people.

On a chilly winter’s night in 1922, a young Danish scientist, Johannes Schmidt, stood up at the Royal Society in London and presented his paper ‘The Breeding Places of the Eel’.

By 2020, the elderly population in India will nearly double to 150 million people.

The ahwas or coffee houses of Cairo have a long and significant history in modern Egypt.

Kashmir is a crossroads and remains one of the great conflicted narratives of modern India.