Creative Director/Producer, Video Content
Emmy award-winning videographer John Freidah has worked as a professional photojournalist/filmmaker for over 25 years documenting the important issues and stories of our time. He believes in the power of visual storytelling as a strategic communication tool and its ability to inform, motivate, and inspire.
His work has appeared in most of the country’s largest media outlets such as National Geographic, ABC’s Nightline, PBS, the BBC, Time Magazine, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. His work has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and earned him the title of Regional “Photographer of the Year” three times from the National Press Photographers Association.
His documentary film “Coming Home,” that looked at the challenges faced by returning veterans aired on PBS stations across the nation and was recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, with a degree in Engineering Physics, Freidah guided a research team in fiber optic acoustic sensors at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics, before following his passion for photography and film. With a current appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is combining his knowledge, skill, and passion to create videos, which highlight the best of MIT.
In 2016, he directed and filmed “Hope Regenerated” an MIT video that chronicles the unexpected discovery of organ regeneration and the unusual cross-disciplinary partnership between the scientific and medical communities. For this work John was recognized with a New England Emmy Award in the category of Health / Science and a national Circle of Excellence Gold Award from CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.