Carey Wagner is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. A communications expert across many mediums, ranging from documentary to commercial, her recent storytelling has focused on the arts in public education, narrowing the gender gap in tech, microfinance in rural communities and connecting with a growing refugee population worldwide.
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 on the executive committee of National Press Photographers Association as Regional Chairs Representative and Regional Chair for NY/International. She has also been 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.
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