Me, holding my first Brownie camera, with my cousin John at home on the South Side of Chicago in 1963. This picture tells you most about who I am.

© Mom, 1963

Carl Corey is a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography and the recipient of over 100 awards from the photography and publishing communities including National INDIE Book Publishers Best Photography Book, The Crystal Book Award, Midwest Publishers Gold Book Award, New York Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print Annual and USA National Best Book Awards.. Carl’s work has been featured in many of photography’s most prestigious periodicals, including Camera Work Bicentennial Edition, Communication Arts, Columbia Journalism Review and Visual Communication Quarterly.

Corey’s photographs have been the subject of three monographs including The Tavern League: A Portrait of the Wisconsin Tavern (The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011), and Rancher (Bunker Hill / GalleryPrint, 2007) and For Love and Money: A Portrait of the Family Business (WHS Press, 2014). He is a featured photographer in Contemporary Photography in New York City, edited by Marla Hamburg Kennedy (Rizzoli, 2011).

Selected Awards

  • 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography
  • National Independent Publishers Association Gold Award Best Photography Book
  • Midwest Book Publishers Association – Crystal Award Best Photography Book
  • USA National Best Book Awards –  Photography
  • ForeWord Top Ten Award Winner – Photography
  • PubWest Gold Award – Photography
  • Midwest Independent Book Publishers Gold Award – Photography
  • Next Generation Indie Book Award – Photography
  • National Indie Excellence Gold Award – Photography
  • Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist – Art Book
  • New York Art Directors Club
  • American Icons Award 2018
  • Print Annual Gold Award
  • Communication Arts Photography Annual Gold Award

Public Talks, Presentations, and Curatorial

  • Neutral Density Photography Awards Warsaw, Poland – Judge – Worldwide Exhibition – November, 2021
  • Praxis Photographic Arts Center Minneapolis – Open Call Exhibition Judge – October, 2021
  • Minnesota Photography Center March, 2021- Public Presentation and Artist Talk
  • Tenet Artist Interview Podcast January,  2021 – Carl Corey Photographer Interview By Todd Pierson and Wes Brown
  • Wisconsin Family Business Awards – Keynote Speaker – 2019
  • Praxis Photographic Arts Center Minneapolis – Curator/Judge for Empty Places Exhibition – 2018
  • HAL Prize in Photography – Judge for 2018 awards
  • Praxis Photographic Arts Center Minneapolis – 2018
  • Wilson Law Group Annual Client Forum – Keynote Speaker – October 2016
  • Wisconsin Family Business Awards – Keynote Speaker – 2015
  • Museum of Wisconsin Art – Keynote Speaker 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards – 2014
  • University of Kentucky Art Museum – Robert May Endowment Guest Lecturer – November, 2013
  • University of Wisconsin  – River Falls, Wisconsin – September, 2013
  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois -September, 2011
  • Madison College – Madison, Wisconsin – 2011
  • University of Wisconsin  – River Falls, Wisconsin – 2010
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art –  Madison, Wisconsin –  2010
  • Wisconsin Academy of Arts Sciences and Letters –  Madison, Wisconsin –  2010