Peter Freed (born June 8, 1953) is an American director and portrait photographer. His portraits of Martin Scorsese, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Elton John, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, and many others have appeared on the covers of the New York Times, Premier, Esquire, Architectural Digest, Newsweek, USA Today as well as movie ads and billboards.
Freed was born the youngest of three children. He has two sisters in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied Behavioral Psychology and Cultural Anthropology at American University. Growing up, Freed wanted to be an Olympic skier, and he taught skiing in Europe and Colorado for a number of years.