George Edward Jones grew up a Military “Brat”, born in Amarillo, Texas.
In 2007, George discovered a biological Father, but he did not know him or where he was. Driven to find the identity of his Father, George appeared on the Dr. Phil Show in 2008, and in 2014, George Edward Freeney Jr. took a leap of faith, leaving his career in Seattle, Washington as a Creative Technologist, and returned to his childhood passion of photography while attending the Art Institute of San Antonio, Texas.
In 2015, George was awarded a work Visa to work abroad in La Tieule, France. During his time abroad, he spent the majority of 4 years retracing the footsteps and places his mother used to share with him and his siblings after her return from her voyages during their time while living in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Today George is a T-disciplined photographer and educator that seeks to cause awareness for subjects of Heritages and Genealogies, human and civil rights, forgotten communities, erased histories or narratives, and social discoveries. He shares through Photomentaries, Public installations, books, and presentations.
As an Eyes on Main Street Docent Photographer and Photographer with the Dianne Dammeyer Initiative, George exposes local youth to photography and practical experiences.
This exhibition celebrates George's completion of “Beat Street” Volume I, an immersive collection of high-definition imagery of Travel, Street, and Cityscape Photography.
George captures and shares the many places his mother visited in this exhibition as well as the new communities he connected with after returning to the USA in 2019.
“Beat Street” will feature George’s first-time experiments of embedded augmented reality video in his still photographs that allows visitors to visualize traveled experiences in interactive ways.