About the Artist Fred George
In his 30-year career as a photographer, Fred George has used the trained eye of a social voyeur to create extraordinary images for advertising agencies and architectural firms, as well as in music, art and fashion.
George has created images for campaigns for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Getty Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (New York), American Museum of Natural History, and The Joyce Theater. Corporate clients have included American Express, Cartier, IBM, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, Philip Morris Corporate Contributions, Canon and Citicorp.
His work has been shown in Europe and America, including Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Major exhibitions include Art Basel (2004), Art Miami (2005), European Month of Photography (Berlin, 2006), and an internationally traveling photography show that began at the French Embassy in New York. His photos of downtown New York are in several private and public collections, and images of the aftermath of 9/11 have been exhibited at the New York Historical Society.
George is active in creating works of art in multiple mediums, expressing his political and environmental concerns by challenging opinions on war, gender, religion, and oppression and confronting the sanctity of established symbols. Ash Wednesday 9/11, Jesus as a Suicide Bomber, and AK-47 Crucifix are jarring examples.