In 2013, George Edward Freeney Jr. retired from a pioneering, 13-year, Hi-tech Career in Seattle, Washington, to attend the Art Institute of San Antonio to pursue his childhood passion for photography and establish himself as a professional photographer and educator.
In 2015, Freeney began working in Europe on Visa. He spent his free time retracing his mother’s footsteps throughout Europe and making images based on the memories she described after her travels as Air Force Dependants stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany as a child.
Shortly after returning to the United States in 2019, He moved to Wilson, North Carolina, and he needed to reinvent his photography business because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. He started his life project, the Black Book: projects. He donates DNA Test kits to repair African American genealogies and uses photography and Augmented Reality to share African American descendant stories and history.
Today George is a T-shaped technologist, photographer, and educator. He exposes local youth to photography through the Eyes on Youth Photography Program as a Docent Photographer for Eyes on Main Street, Inc. and the Dianne Dammeyer Initiative.