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Freeman Patterson of Shamper’s Bluff, New Brunswick, Canada, has had a career in photography and visual design that spans nearly 60 years. He has taught innumerable workshops in Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, France, the United Kingdom, the USA, and other countries. He has authored 15 books, five of them on photography and visual design; his most recent, Embracing Creation, was published in conjunction with the opening of his large retrospective exhibition at New Brunswick’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2013. The subject of his Master of Divinity thesis was Still Photography As A Medium of Religious Expression. Freeman was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1985 and is an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art.