June 1-30, 2016 - "Syria Before the War" at the Portola Art Gallery, Allied Arts, 75 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park, CA

Gallery representation at the Portola Art Gallery, Allied Arts, 75 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park, CA

Permanent collections at Mission Hospice & Home Care, 1670 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300, San Mateo, CA; and Montage Services Inc., 140 Geary St. Suite 1000, Union Square, San Francisco, CA.

"Photos of world's sacred places on view at the Mercy Center" - San Mateo County Times, January 16, 2014

"Frances Freyberg photographs of sacred places on exhibit at Mercy Center Gallery" - InMenlo, January 15, 2014

"Looking back at favorite photographic moments of 2013, highlighted by a trip to Japan" - InMenlo, January 2, 2014

"May 4-5: Six artists exhibit in Menlo Park" - The Almanac, May 2, 2013

"Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg's work on display at two local galleries" - InMenlo, January 27, 2013

"Images offer photographer's view of the world" - San Mateo County Times, January 11, 2013

"A Photographic Journey of New Zealand" - The Almanac, May 16, 2012

"Photographer Frances Freyberg returns to New Zealand, camera in hand" - InMenlo, March 1, 2012

"Freyberg images offer a photographic journey of New Zealand" - San Jose Mercury News, February 24, 2012 

"Small Works for a Big Cause" - The Almanac, August 4, 2011

"Photographer Frances Freyberg points her camera at faraway, new sights" - InMenlo, August 3, 2011

"Photography tips from the trail" - The Almanac, June 29, 2011

"Photographer Frances Freyberg offers advice for taking great travel photos" - InMenlo, May 20, 2011

"Open Studio in Menlo Park benefits Mission Hospice & Home Care" - The Almanac, May 6, 2011

"Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg explores the Baltic countries" - The Almanac, November 3, 2010

"Photographer Frances Freyberg captures local scenes" - In Menlo, August 12, 2010 

 "Beyond Yosemite - Amazing vistas await those who explore the High Sierra on foot" - The Almanac, July 14, 2010

 "Frances Freyberg: Following her passion for photography around the world" - In Menlo, August 12, 2010 

"Freyberg Among Artists at Open Studios" - The Almanac, April 21, 2010

"A year well traveled - Menlo Park Photographer Fulfills Childhood Dream" - The Almanac, September 30, 2009

"Around the World in 30,000 Photographs" - Gentry Magazine, September, 2009

"Frances Freyberg shows her travel photos" - The Almanac, August 12, 2009

"Photographs from around the world" - The Almanac, May 13, 2009

"The World through a Lens - Emerging photographer captures life and culture during her travels" - Palo Alto Weekly, April 10, 2009

"Photos from Frances Freyberg's year of travel on view in Palo Alto" - San Mateo County Times, March 20, 2009

"World travels featured in Frances Freyberg photos" - The Almanac, March 18, 2009

Photographs have a unique ability to inspire reflection, hope and action. They hold the power to spark memories and encourage new adventures. They enable viewers to see familiar surroundings from a fresh perspective, or to explore uncharted territories for the very first time. Through my photography, I hope to educate people about our world, and to interest them in the natural beauty that surrounds us.

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew to love the great outdoors. Childhood trips to exotic locations fostered an early appreciation for different places and cultures, as well as a continuing passion for travel. In 2008, I left my job in high-tech communications to travel the world for a year, taking photographs and writing about my experiences. During that time, I built an educational travel weblog (www.wheresfrances.blogspot.com) with weekly photos, as well as historical and cultural information about the countries I visited. Upon my return to the Bay Area, I published a 400-page book of my blog, available online at Blurb.com.

I specialize in portraits of people, wildlife, nature and architecture from my travels to more than 60 countries. I'm particularly drawn to scenes that express the beauty, excitement, humor and diversity of our world, whether through a brilliantly colored blossom or a poignant face in the crowd.

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