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Barbara Freymuth, 1978. Image courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Freymuth was a German-American photographer. While she lived in the Dominican Republic, she and her husband turned photography into a profession by doing portraits. Later, when she immigrated to the United States, she helped support the family by taking pictures of children.

In 1981, she began to create a form of photography that she entitled Encores. These are black and white prints of 2-14 parts, mounted together. They all originate from one single negative, repeated again and again, straight or reversed, giving the picture a strong sense of order and rhythm. During a five-year period, she created over 80 Encores. The subjects of her photographs are close-ups of natural objects such as snow and ice, stones, bark, leaves, fruits, or anything else which she considers photogenic. She exhibited extensively in New Jersey, including the Squibb Gallery in Princeton, New Jersey and the New Jersey State Museum.

Barbara Freymuth, 1978. Image courtesy of the artist.

Education & Community

Education and Training:
Polytechnic Institute


Major Solo Exhibitions:
Perceptions of Light
, Rider College, Trenton, New Jersey, 1983
Abstractions and Realities
, New Jersey State Museum, New Jersey, 1985
, Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986

Major Group Exhibitions:
New Jersey Artists, Third Biennial Exhibition, Newark, New Jersey, 1981
Three Photographers
, Nassau Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey, 1982
TAWA at Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, 1983
Seven Woman Photographers
, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983
Mercer County Juried Exhibition, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Ellarslie Open
, Trenton City Museum, Juried Exhibition, 1984, 1985
Burlington County College, Pemberton, New Jersey, 1984
Gloucester County College, Sewell, New Jersey, 1984
Queenstown Gallery, Pennington, New Jersey, 1984
ALCNJ 8th and 9th Annual Statewide Juried Shows, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1984, 1985
Stony Brook, Millstone Watersheds Association Juried Exhibtion, 1985
Princeton Art Association Juried Show, Princeton, New Jersey, 1981, 1984, 1985

Awards & Appointments

Major Awards:
Honorable Mention, Mercer County Juried Exhibition, 1982
Certificate of Achievement, Art Department,TSC, 1982
First Place, Stony Brook Juried Exhibition, 1985
Princeton Art Association Award, Princeton, New Jersey, 1985

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