Carey Wagner is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. She covers complex issues that deal with women, girls and human rights.
As a two-time International Reporting Project Fellow, she reported on gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea for The New York Times and on women balancing their Islamic faith with modernity in Indonesia for PRI’s The World. With the humanitarian organization CARE, she produced the award-winning campaign Letters of Hope that connected WWII refugees with Syrian refugees. Her cinematography on the feature documentary The Long Night brought attention to domestic minor sex trafficking and the film won first place prizes from NPPA, World Press Photo and POYi.
Before going independent in 2011, Carey spent ten years as a newspaper staff photojournalist. She traveled nationally as a Nikon School Instructor for two years and teaches documentary workshops at IF/Academy in Italy. Carey serves as a mentor with both the NPPA Mentorship Program and Row New York. She holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science and minor in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.