One of the most widely published photographers worldwide, Michael Freeman has worked for most major international magazine and book publishers in a long career.
A leading photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for three decades (more than 40 assignment stories), Freeman has also published more than 133 books on subjects as varied as Angkor, Sudan, ethnic minorities in Southeast Asia, the Shakers, and contemporary Japanese design and architecture.
His 66 books on the practice of photography are standard works, and have sold over 3 million copies in more than 20 languages (4 million for all his books). His contribution to teaching is the photography courses at the UK’s Open College of the Arts, now to degree level in the national curriculum. London-based, Freeman travels for half of each year on shooting assignments, principally in Asia.
His latest large-format reportage book is The Tea Horse Road, the result of a two-year exploration of one of the longest trade routes in the ancient world, between China and Tibet.