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Carolyn Drake
American, b. 1971 (Member)
This spring, the High Museum of Art will be the first-ever U.S. venue for Live Lab, a photography residency and related exhibition organized in collaboration with the international photographic cooperative Magnum Photos. Live Lab is designed to involve the community in the realization of a new body of photographs, which will be created over a two-week period in a “lab” at the Museum. The Atlanta p Read full story
Featured Essays
Sep 10, 2019
Carolyn Drake was assigned by AARP to meet and photograph couples over the age of 50 who found each other on online dating sites.

True love never gets old. BJ Ridings, 70, met Dennis Gariglia, 72, through a dating website called Our Time, and have been together for seven years. As people live longer and healthier, late-life romances like theirs are increasingly common —and why not? Technology opens... More...
Jun 12, 2019
In September and October, 2018 Carolyn Drake documented the devastation caused by two of the many wildfires that swept through California during the Summer of 2018.

The Carr Fire, which occurred in Shasta and Trinity counties, was the seventh most destructive in state history. It consumed 230,000 acres of land, destroyed 1,600 structures, caused more than $1.6B in damages, and resulted in in 8 deaths.... More...
May 29, 2019
In 2000 the UK passed the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, which granted walkers the right to walk more or less where they pleased, regardless of who owned the land beneath them.
These images were made during a 5 day walk along part of the 84 kilometer long footpath in Nidderdale, Yorkshire. More...
Featured Essays
Nov 8, 2018
Anna Björkman and Douglas Hine’s anti-tech HOME project brings together artists, philosophers, community builders, improvisors, historians and poets interested in discussing and learning how to generate positive concepts of community-building. "HOME is a school where we study the mess the world is in, not as a set of discrete problems to be solved, but as a tangled and humbling predicament."
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Featured Essays
Aug 7, 2018
Though active for the past 50 years, artist Mary Corse is now being popularly recognized as a key contributor to the Light and Space movement. In 2018, Corse’s work is being exhibited at Dia:Beacon, London’s Lisson Gallery, and her survey show will open at the Whitney Museum in June.
Carolyn Drake photographed Corse at her hilltop studio outside of Los Angeles.

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