I’m a Denver-based editorial and portrait photographer with a background in photojournalism.

I spent fifteen years working as a photojournalist for Newhouse News Service, The Times-Picayune, Helsingin Sanomat, and The Providence Journal. Diane’s Story, my series on one woman's struggle with breast cancer, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.  

My personal work addresses issues of identity and the pressures of social conformity, and has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times LENS, Burn, The Sunday Times Magazine, and The Georgia Review, and is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum.

I like reportage when time allows, and portraits on deadline. I solve problems, tell stories, and get along with just about anyone.


Contact

+1 303 919 6181

carl@carlbower.com


Recent Press / Interviews

The New York Times
Resolve

The Georgia Review

World Photo



Select Publications

The Sunday Times Magazine

The New York Times LENS

Time

Newsweek

VICE

The Georgia Review

Burn

Lenscratch

Verve Photo

Flak Photo

Resolve

Afisha-Mir

Kuukausiliite

Om Världen

Neue Zürcher Zeitung


Clients

Architect

Howler

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Phillips Collection

The Embassy of Finland

Georgetown University

The University of Denver

Beloit College

Kenyon College

Dispatch Health

Diane

Hopkins Foodservice Associates

Dewey Square Group

Ludlow Creations

Showing Project


Awards & Honors

2015  Latin American Fotografía 4, selected photographer

2014  Review Santa Fe, selected photographer

2014  FotoVisura Grant, third place

2010  Photography Book Now, runner up, editorial

2010  New York Photo Awards, Photographic Book, finalist

2010  LOOKbetween, presenting photographer

2010  Review Santa Fe, selected photographer

2009  Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, top-six finalist

2009  Blue Earth Alliance Prize for Best Project Photography

2009  Palm Springs Photo Festival Slideshow Competition, finalist

1995  Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, finalist

1995  Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council

1995  Clarion Award


Solo Shows

2011  Blue Sky Gallery, Portland

1998  505 Gallery, Washington DC


Group Shows

2016  Storytelling, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

2014  INFOCUS Self-Published Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2014  Filter Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2011  Women's Work, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA      

2011  Beauty Culture, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

2010  Select Gender, Farmani Gallery, New York, NY

2010  PhotoLust, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

1996  New Visions, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

1995  Streetwise; The Documentary Aesthetic, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA


Collections

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR



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