About Me

I'm Carolyn Brown, a 26-year-old photographer. I specialize in performing arts photography, photojournalism, publicity photography for nonprofits in education and tourism, and portraiture. 

I'm based in Louisville, KY. I also work in New York City and Western Massachusetts, and I am currently studying at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

I have photographed more than 170 performances in theatre, music, dance, and opera, as well as countless rehearsals and classes. I have a client portfolio of twenty performing arts and historical performance organizations and four student groups in three states as an in-house or freelance photographer.

My performance photography includes four current or upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway shows (The Sound Inside, Seared, The Cake, and Lempicka) before their transfers to New York.

My photos have been published by international, national, and local print and digital media outlets, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Playbill, Broadway.Com, BuzzFeed, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.

Clients: Williamstown Theatre Festival • Shakespeare & Company • Barrington Stage Company • WAM Theatre • Berkshire Theatre Group • Idyllwild Arts • Chautauqua Theater Company • Chautauqua Opera • Pioneer Valley Ballet • The Academy of Music Theatre • New Century Theatre • Real Live Theatre • Smith College Performing Arts • UMass Amherst Theatre • PanOpera • Amherst Leisure Services Community Theatre • The Umbrella Arts Center • Boston Jewish Film Festival • Generator Theater Company • The Freedom Trail Foundation • Chautauqua Institution • Smith College • Millie Robson Photography.

As a journalist, I enjoy covering an eclectic range of subjects. Some of my favorite stories profile a politically-oriented drag convention, a haunted house with horrifying labor conditions, a historical roleplaying class that turns college women into Parliamentary spies, and an underground dungeon working through a pandemic.

Stories I've been working on recently include:

• The book scam that's sweeping through Instagram's relationship meme community

• How the Louisville Orchestra is adapting to the new normals of COVID-19 and a racial reckoning

• The Amy McGrath campaign and how a groundswell of Democratic women voters is reshaping Kentucky

An avid traveler, I have lived and worked in thirteen different cities, all the way from the center of London to the top of a mountain in a Southern California desert. I have traveled to more than seventy cities in five countries and am always looking to visit more.

I am also experienced with retouching, video production, social media management, and graphic design. I'm available for freelance work anywhere in the United States, and I'm currently creating a YouTube channel that will be released by late December 2020.

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