Carol Dragon is an artist who focuses on portraiture and documentary photography. Her work as a portraitist has grown out of her curiosity about people. The revelation that comes from engaging deeply with her subjects is at the core of her pictures. In most cases, she doesn’t know the person she is photographing the first time they work together, so the shoot also documents the development of a relationship. Carol’s primary mission is direct engagement with her subjects. She views her subjects as equal creative partners in the co-creation of an image and endeavors to establish an environment fostering trust and communication. Building on her thorough research of each subject or situation and extensive technical knowledge, Carol’s process leaves room for freedom and spontaneity resulting in a deeper and often unexpected discovery of the subject’s depth and individuality.

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