For over 30 years, Carol Highsmith has been traversing the United States, camera in hand, capturing photographs of each state’s architecture, landscapes, and urban and rural scenes. Highsmith aims to provide a visual record of what she calls “our moment in time,” and she intends to spend the rest of her life documenting America. The Carol M. Highsmith Collection at the Library of Congress is featured in the top six collections out of 15 million images in the Library’s Prints & Photographs archive.
Behind the Scenes with Carol Highsmith
In our series Behind the Scenes, artists answer questions about their creative process, philosophy, and more. This installme…
What Drives Carol Highsmith?
In “Why I Write,” his short treatise written in 1946, George Orwell identified four “great motives” for writing—motives that…