Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist for over three decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work appears in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers. The books Hillary Clinton, Infra Structures, and The Gourmet Prescription are a few of his projects. Rick is currently the President of the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has won awards from the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has work in the permanent collection of the Newseum in Washington, DC and has had one man shows at Boston City Hall and the Boston Public Library in addition to having his work displayed in numerous other shows.
Rick has photographed every presidential candidate from Jimmy Carter to Barack. "Rick Friedman on the Campaign Stump" is a Photo District News article discussing Rick's coverage of presidential campaigns.
Rick has photographed several thousand professors and scientists for both for publications and for major universities. His archives contain one of the largest private collections of portraits of professors, scientists and doctors.
Rick, who is known for his lighting techniques is currently on his 13 city U.S. Location Lighting Workshop Tour. He recently completed a 10 city "Location Lighting workshop Tour" of England, Ireland and Wales sponsored by Canon and the "Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers" Rick also teaches at photographic workshops and lectures at colleges and universities.
"One of the greatest things about being a freelance photojournalist is the great variety of assignments I get to cover and the places I get to go. I could be covering the President one day, spending the following day with a noted scientist or professor (or both) and the following day over seas on a travel story. I truly have the best job in the world".