Description Black and white photography by Shawn E. Freeman and Freeman Photographic entitled Cities of the Dead: Funeral Urn. This is part of the Cities of the Dead series dedicated to the beauty found within cemeteries from across the nation I have visited.
Shawn E. Freeman, Hutchinson, Kansas Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement Shawn E. Freeman is an artist / photographer in Hutchinson, KS and lifelong Kansas resident. Shawn studied at Washburn University where he earned his degrees in Art, Communication Studies, and completed the Honors Program. Shawn is also retains membership in several Honor Societies from his undergraduate and current graduate college career. Shawn is currently completing the Masters program at Fort Hays State University’s Virtual College. Beyond his educational awards and merits, Shawn has had a distinguished art career earning many awards and entries into exclusive juried competitions and prestigious shows throughout his career. After graduation Shawn began working in the public education field specializing in long term assignments through various school districts surrounding the Hutchinson area as well as working with special needs organizations such as the Reno County Educational Cooperative. In 2005 Shawn began working for the Hutchinson Art Center and Association as an instructor for youth art classes. Shawn then developed a curriculum to expand the youth art program at the Hutchinson Art Center. In 2007 Shawn was named Art Education Director at the H.A.C. and worked to expand art opportunities for area youth. During this time Mr. Freeman was involved and helped in the formation of the 3rd Thursday Art Walk, the Publik Bike Project, and many other art / philanthropic projects. In May of 2009 Mr. Freeman separated from the H.A.C. and began development on his own studio and art education program. In June of 2010 Freeman Photographic opened their doors at Hutchinson’s Quest Center where the new Freeman Photographic studio is located. Mr. Freeman is now pleased to offer art and photographic opportunities for area youth as well as providing a full service portrait and photography studio. For more information visit us at: http://sites.google.com/site/freemanphotographic/ or email us at FreemanPhotographic@hotmail.com