Carl Corey: The Strand - LENSCRATCH

In 2019, photographer Carl Corey received a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. I remember thinking that I wasn’t surprised by the news as Corey has had a long legacy of photographing America in a profoundly personal way, winning numerous awards for his wor

Carl Corey: Americaville

We cannot despair humanity, since we ourselves are human --Albert Einstein I think of Carl Corey as a photographer's photographer. He brings a level of excellence to his seeing and his (and others) spectacular prints. Carl knows this country intimately fr

I am sharing Carl’s newest series, Americaville. His work focuses on places that have been left behind, that have lost their vitality and purpose, are outside of a city’s reach, that are waiting for change.

These Photos Make America Look Like One Big, Weird Town

The United States may be immense and immensely diverse, but in Carl Corey’s ongoing series, “Americaville,” disparate pockets of the country seem to...

The United States may be immense and immensely diverse, but in Carl Corey’s ongoing series, “Americaville,” disparate pockets of the country seem to coalesce around the same bizarre aesthetic, like they’re neighborhoods in one big, weird town. 

Carl Corey: For Love and Money

We are a country of entrepreneurs, self-starters, and determined individuals that make up the core of our American dream.  Long before the Fortune 500's, there were mom and pop day-to-day desires to carve out a living, and a life on one's own terms.  Carl

We are a country of entrepreneurs, self-starters, and determined individuals that make up the core of our American dream.  Long before the Fortune 500's, there were mom and pop day-to-day desires to carve out a living, and a life on one's own terms.  Carl Corey takes a look at those self-starters who have created family businesses in Wisconsin and have managed to stay afloat for 50 years or more.