Carolyn Drake

Carolyn Drake is an award-winning documentary photographer. Her work has been supported through grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program and National Geographic and honored by UNICEF, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Society of News Design. She was chosen as one of Photo District News's 30 emerging photographers to watch in 2006 and as one of the Magenta Foundation's emerging photographers in 2007.

Drake graduated with honors from Brown University in 1994 with a degree in American studies and media/culture. She studied photography at the International Center of Photography from 2001-2002 and subsequently pursued a master's degree in visual communication at Ohio University. Prior to becoming a photographer, she worked in New York City as a producer, interactive designer, and writer for award-winning multimedia projects.

Her clients include the Nature Conservancy, National Geographic, Gourmet, Newsweek, the New York Times, and GEO, among others. Her work for National Geographic magazine includes a story on Orthodox Judaism in New York City (February 2006) and the kosher community of Postville, Iowa (June 2005).