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MFA Photomedia, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2014

BFA Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 2011


Photographic Center Northwest's 21st Juried Photography Competition, Juried by Sandra Phillips, PCNW, Seattle WA, 2017

In Flux, Curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, P.H.D., Morris Arts/Dodge Foundation, Morristown NJ, 2016

Seattle Art Fair, PDX Contemporary Art, Seattle WA, 2016

Black. White. and Color., 70 South Gallery, Curated by Gina Cerbone and Ira L. Black, Morristown NJ, 70 South Gallery extension at Chelsea NYC, 2015 (Two Person Exhibition) (Traveling Exhibition)

To Be Alone Together, Curated by Shelly Leavens and Emma Levitt, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner WA, 2014

MFA MDES Thesis Exhibition 2014, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2014

Joe Freeman, FAF Gallery, Louisville KY, 2013 (Solo Exhibition)

University of Washington School of Art, Curated by Alison Milliman, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2014

Pictorial Constructions; Pasquale Cuppari, Joe Freeman Jr, Patti Jordan, and Wayne Roth, Curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, P.H.D., Watchung Arts Center, Watchung NJ, 2012

New Contemporaries: Selections from the Class of 2010, Gelman Gallery at the Chase Center, Rhode Island School of Design, 2010

2010 PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston MA, 2010

What Now Bitch: A Photographic Lineage, Curated by Matthew Leifheit and Rachel Stern, Red Eye Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, 2009

Photography Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008

A Show of Hands, MANNA Invitational Auction, Philadelphia PA, 2007

The Photo Review Benefit Auction, The Photo Review, Langhorne PA, 2007

POST, Philagraphika, Philadelphia PA, 2007

The Print Center Annual Auction, The Print Center, Philadelphia PA, 2007

1st - 7th Annual Raid Our Gallery Cancer Benefit, Middlesex Cancer Center, Hosted by the New England Large Format Photography Collective, Middletown CT, 2007-2013

Azu-Contact-Print, Curated by Paul Paletti, Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville KY, 2005, Metropolitan Center for the Arts, Rockville MA, 2005 (Traveling Exhibition)

Joe Freeman, Curated by Paul Paletti, Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville KY, 2005 (Solo Exhibition)


      Critical Mass Finalist, PhotoLucida, Portland OR, 2016

      Hariban Award Finalist, Benrido Atelier, Kyoto Japan, 2015 and 2016

      PDN's 30 2016 Nominee, New York NY, 2015

New Fellows Grant Nominee, New Foundation, Seattle WA, 2015

Brink Award Nominee, Henry Art Museum, Seattle WA, 2015

Top Scholar Award, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2012-2013

Full Tuition Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 2008-2011


Susie Lee, A Means to an End, Method 4.0, The Huffington Post, (August 22, 2016)

Susie Lee, How to Build a Tree, The Huffington Post, (August 5, 2016)

Cyril Bonnet, La Beaute Fantomatique des Arbres Coupes, L'OBS, (April 27, 2016) 

Janna Dotschkal, Spooky Tree Stumps Remind Us Why We Need Earth Day, National Geographic, (Earth day, April 22, 2016) 

Taylor Hawkins, THROUGH THE GROUNDGLASSShort Documentary, Made over the course of two days and two nights, the film follows photographer Joe Freeman working throughout a desert wilderness and into his darkroom.  It was included in the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival, 2015 Bumbershoot Music Festival (Seattle), and has received a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Jessie Wender, Matte Magazine, The New Yorker, (August 6, 2013)

Matthew Leifheit, Joe FreemanMatte Magazine, (November, 2010): 1-36, (Part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York NY)


      Adjunct Faculty, Thesis Advisor, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA, 2014-current

      Adjunct Faculty, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2013-2014


      Buster Simpson - Seattle WA, 2014 - Current

      Doug Jeck - Seattle WA, 2014 - Current

      Jordan Howland - 4Culture, Seattle WA, Current

      Susie Lee - Siren, Seattle WA, 2014 - Current

      Julia Greenway - Interstitial Theatre, Seattle WA, 2014 - Current

      Seth Shapiro - Diesel Films, Sherman Oaks CA, 2016

      Joe Linton - Steller Park, Seattle WA, 2016  

      Henry Horenstein - Boston MA, 2009-2011

      Paul Taylor - Renaissance Press, Ashuelot NH, 2010-2011

      Anna Strickland - Maine/NYC, 2010

-  Collections

Rhode Island School of Design Archives

University of Louisville Photo Archives