Freelance Curator / Curator of Photography
Carol Johnson worked in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress for thirty-one years before retiring and moving to Colorado. She is currently a freelance photography curator and also researches and writes about photography. Johnson earned a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and an MLS in Library
Science from the University of Maryland.
Johnson was a contributor to the book Eyes of a Nation: A Visual History of the United States. She was also co-author and exhibition co-curator of Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. At the Library of Congress, she co-curated Down to Earth:
Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment and The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection.