Jill Freedman is a highly respected New York City documentary photographer whose award-winning work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, George Eastman House, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, among others. She has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, and has contributed to many prominent publications.


Jill Freedman is best known for her street and documentary photography, recalling the work of André Kertész, W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.  She has published seven books: Old News: Resurrection City;  Circus Days;  Firehouse;  Street Cops;  A Time That Was: Irish Moments;  Jill’s Dogs; and Ireland Ever. Jill Freedman lives and works on the Upper West Side of New York City.


Jill Freedman's archive can be exclusively licensed via Getty images.  Linked here.




2013      Circus Days, Higher Pictures, New York City
2012      Street Cops, The John Jay College President’s Gallery, New York City
2011      Street Cops, Higher Pictures, New York City
2008     Resurrection City, Higher Pictures, New York City
2008     Homme et Bete, Parc de Villette, Paris
2007     A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York
2006     Ireland, DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin
2006     Jill Freedman Photographs, Wild Wood Gallery, Beacon, New York
2006     New York New York City, Photographic Gallery, New York City
2006     Ireland Ever, M.J. Ellenbogen Photography, White Plains, New York
2002     Selected Work, Hardcastle Gallery, New York
2001     Giant Garden, Show Walls, Durst Organization, New York
2000    Selected Work, Gallery 49, New York
1999     New York City: A Look Back, Main Library, Miami, Florida
1999     Alla Vita! Villa Gori, Stiava, Lucca, Italy
1997     From 60’s to the Present, Witkin Gallery, New York
1991     Street Cops, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
1988     A Time That Was, Photograph Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1988     Ireland, International Center of Photography, New York, traveling exhibition
1988     Biennale de Turin, Italy
1988     Troisieme Triennale Internationale de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
1986     Street Cops, Houston Police Museum, Houston, Texas
1985     Traveling Exhibition, England
1985     Traveling Exhibition, Finland
1985     National Theater, London, UK
1985     Gardner Center Gallery, Brighton Festival, London
1985     Ken Damy Photogalleries, Milan and Brescia, Italy
1985     Nikon Gallery, The Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
1985     Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago
1985     Fachochschule, Dortmund, Germany
1985     Writers Week, Listowel, Ireland
1984     Fiolet Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1982     ARPA Gallery, Bordeaux, France
1982     The Photographers’ Gallery, London
1982     International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1982     Port Washington Library, Long Island
1982     Overseas Press Club, New York
1982     Photograph Gallery, New York
1979     Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki
1978     Trockenpresse Fotogalerie, Berlin
1977     Jesus Moreno Gallery, Geneva
1976     The Nikon Gallery, Zurich
1976     University of Maryland, Baltimore
1976     The Photographers’ Gallery, London
1974     Soho Photo Gallery, New York
1974     Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
1974     Photographers’ Gallery, London
1974     Overseas Press Club, New York
1972     Neikrug Galleries, New York
1972     Soho Photo Gallery



2011     Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Bicentennial, Pittsburgh, PA
2008     Pride of Janus Exhibition, Reykjevik, Iceland
2007     Disco, powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY
2007     That 70’s Show, powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY
2002     Mysterium Photographicum, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Florida
2000     Scene of the Crime, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX
1997     Recent Acquisitions, Jewish Museum, New York
1997     Oh Boy, Witkin Gallery, New York
1996     Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1996     Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX
1987     Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris
1987     Boston University Art Gallery, Boston
1987     International Center of Photography, New York
1987     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1987     Kunsthandel van der Have, Amsterdam
1983     Southern Arts Federation (traveling exhibition), Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
1983     New York Cultural Center, New York
1982     Floating Foundation of Photography, New York
1982     FNAC Galleries, Paris, Traveling Exhibition
1980     Southampton College Art Gallery, NY
1980     Vision Gallery, Boston
1980     USIA Traveling Exhibition, Germany and Italy
1980     Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil
1980     The Jewish Museum, New York
1980     Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1980     Brooklyn Childrens Museum, New York
1980     International Museum of Photography, Rochester



Newseum, The Interactive Museum of News, Arlington, VA
International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fl
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Fotografiska Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Museum of Applied Arts, Prague
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Main Miami Library Collection, Miami, FL



Madhattan, Upcoming
Ireland Ever, Harry Abrams, New York, 2004
Jill’s Dogs Pomegranate Art Books, California, 1993
A Time That Was: Irish Moments, Friendly Press, New York, 1987
Street Cops, Harper & Row, New York, 1982
Firehouse, Doubleday, New York, 1977
Circus Days, Harmony, New York, 1975
Old News: Resurrection City, Grossman, New York, 1971