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My book, "Personal History" examines the lives of my two sons, Ben and Sam—a span covering 30 years. I used a 1950’s Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for this work, which I tried by chance, and discovered I related to the soft colors , the imperfections, and the transcendent quality of the image. At centerstage are my sons who we can watch mature from an early age to becoming young men. These changes are subtle each day, but dynamic over time.
Carole is one of few photographers who is also a published photo historian, a combination that influences the photographs she makes. While traveling or at home, she captures cultures, people, and cityscapes with her unique style, to express her experiences during the day or night. She uses different kinds of cameras ranging from digital to film to create and record her imagery, often moving from the literal to the impressionistic. Her photographs have been included in many group and solo exhibitions worldwide and she has received numerous awards for her photography and photographic research.
Awards PHMuseum Mobile Photography Award, Bologna, Italy, 2019
International Photography Awards, (2 awards), 2019
Mobile Photography Awards, Ninth Edition, 2019
Julia Margaret Cameron Award, last five years, Finalist, Honorable Mentions, Barcelona.
Pollux Awards, last four years, Winner, Finalist, and Honorable Mentions, Barcelona.
Tokyo International Foto Award, 2018
Soho Photo Gallery Krappy Kamera Competition Honorable Mention, NYC, 2016
PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Jurors Choice, 2018
Lightbox Photo Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Honorable Mention, 2016
Peter Palmquist Photographic History Research Fellowship, 2008
Winterthur Museum Research Fellowship, 2007
National Coalition of Independent Scholars Grant, 2004
Portland Regional Arts Culture Council Grant, 1994
Northwest Women's History Grant, 1994
Oregon Humanities Research Fellowship, 1994