Benjamin Freedman presently resides and works in Toronto, ON. Freedman completed his BFA in photographic studies at Ryerson University (Toronto) after studying Cinema, Video and Communications at Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. Freedman’s practice questions photography’s role in describing the world and its implications within a range of professional practices. While probing the relative truths and deceptions of photography, he purposely adopts visual vocabularies from genres such as science fiction and horror in an effort to create expanded documentary projects. He self-published his first photography book Observations of Foreign Objects in a Remote Town in 2015, and has exhibited extensively across the greater Toronto area – most recently at the Ryerson Image Centre, 8eleven Gallery and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. He has also shared his work internationally at the Aperture Foundation in New York City.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography,

Ryerson University, Toronto.



Cinema, Video, and Communications

Dawson College, CEGEP, Montreal.




OFORT, Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Ontario, 2017

New Votives, 8-11 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2016

Lab Notes, Art Metropole, Toronto, 2015

Joy and Sorrow: Films and Photographs by Benjamin Freedman and Elisa Julia Gilmour, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, 2014

The Pensive Spectator, Alliance Française Gallery, Toronto, 2013



The Final Frontier, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Summer 2019 (UPCOMING)

C-Magazine Art Auction, Location TBD, Toronto, Spring 2019

Workhorse Show Pony, Access Gallery, Vancouver, 2018

Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2018

Flash Forward, Division Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2016

In Situ, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Ontario , 2016

Black Mirror, Aperture Gallery, New York, New York, 2015

Lab Notes, Art Metropole, Toronto, 2015

Art Auction, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, 2015

SNAP! Live Auction, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, 2014

Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2014

89+ Marathon, SPBH, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2013

Nuit Blanche, Carlton Cinema, Toronto, 2013

Second Annual Emergent Artists Exhibition, O'Born Contemporary, Toronto, 2013

In Dreams, Studio 407, Toronto, 2012

Presidents Show, Jorgenson Hall, Toronto, 2012

Temporal Forms, I.M.A. Gallery, Toronto, 2012

Nostalgia for the Present, Forgetus Collective, Toronto, 2012

Maximum Exposure, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, 2012


Double Dot Magazine, Issue 4, Toronto, 2014

Carbon Paper, Issue 2, Toronto, 2014

Quill & Quire, Kenneth Oppel, Toronto, 2014

Go Home Print, Issue 2, Toronto, 2013

Function Magazine, Volume 13, Toronto, 2013



Long List - New Generation Photography Award, Canadian Photography Institute, 2018 

Gibraltar Point Artist Residency, 2017

Flash Forward Winner, 2016

NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland Nov 2014-Jan 2015

CONTACT / Alliance Française Award, 2012-2013

Dean's List, Ryerson University, 2011-2013

Snap!Star, 2012

Robert S. Gooblar Scholarship, 2011



 Ryerson University, Toronto, 2017

The Assembly, The Rubber Factory, New York City, 2016

Walk the Talk, artist talk with Elisa Julia Gilmour, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2014

New Modes of Image Making (Panel Discussion), Contact Photography Festival, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto,

ON (With Jimmy Limit, Aaron Friend Lettner, Lili Huston-Heterich, Vanessa Runions, Felix

Kalmenson, and Sam Cotter), 2013

Nostalgia for the Present, Forgetus Collective 163 Sterling Rd. Unit 29, Toronto, ON (With Kyle Broman,

Andrea Leigh Pelletier), 2011