Demetrius Freeman is a freelance visual journalist based out of New York City who specializes in documentary, editorial, and portrait photography. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Metro Desk.

Demetrius holds a BFA in photojournalism with a minor in political science from Western Kentucky University. He has studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and has completed an international masters program at the Danish School of Media & Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark.

Prior to freelancing Demetrius interned at The Chautauquan Daily, The New York Times, and The Tampa Bay Times. He also worked as a photographer for the New York City Mayor’s Office.

He has participated in several workshops and seminars including The Mountain Workshop, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, The New York Times Portfolio Review, The Missouri Photo Workshop, and is an alumni of The Eddie Adams Workshop XXVII. Demetrius is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and Diversify.Photo.

Awards & Recognition:

2019 - Photographer of the Year International: 1st Place, Daily Life

2019 - Northern Short Course: Award of Excellence, Feature Photo

2019 - NPPA Best of Photojournalism: 2nd Place, Feature

2019 - NPPA Best of Photojournalism: Honorable Mention, News and Issues

2018 - TIME Magazine Top 100 Photos of the Year

2018 - The New York Times Year in Pictures 


Currently available for assignments.*

Editorial Clients: The New York Times | The Washington Post | CNNProPublicaESPN The Undefeated | BBC | Newsweek | Bloomberg | Reuters | The Guardian | Huffington Post |

Clients: The U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD) | Robin Hood | The | Mother Jones | Emory University | | Hilary for America | Refinery29 | Politico | The Obama Foundation |

Press & Interviews: The Photo Brigade PodcastCNN | The New York Times Lens BlogGallery: New York City MTA Arts & Design

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