Carolyn Brown Photographer
4519 Ridge Rd., Dallas, TX 75229
Tel/fax 214.720.6006

Carolyn Brown Photographer

4519 Ridge Rd., Dallas, TX 75229

Tel/fax 214.720.6006



            Graduate: Art History, Center of Arabic Studies, Cairo American University, Egypt

            MA Studio Arts: Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

            BA Art Education, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

Corporate Collections:

            Edith O’Donnell Art History Institute: Dallas Museum of Art, University of Texas Dallas

            Dallas Omni Hotels, Marriot Hotels, Frito Lay and Pepsico Corporate, BNSF and BNSF Heritage Hall, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Hicks Muse Tate and Furst Mexico City, JC Penney Corporate, GTE Corporate, Texas Instruments Corporate, Fina Corporate, Pfizer Headquarters New York, Discovery Channel, The Communities Foundation Dallas, Hunt Oil Company, Dillon Gage Dallas, Woodbine Corporation, Patrón Tequilla


Book Projects:

2022: Dallas: A Texas Star
2019:  Fort Worth Stockyards (working title) text by J'Nell Pate:  Texas A&M Press

2017: Architecture Speaks: The Legacy of SCP Vosper, Texas A&M University 1928-1932, with                               David Woodcock FAIA and Nancy McCoy FAIA, TAMU Press, College Station, Texas

Dallas Fair Park: Art Deco Forever

2016: The Painted Tombs of Swift. Photographs of the Swift Plant in Fort Worth, Texas

2015: Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake, co-authored with Thad Sitton, Texas River Systems, A&M Press

2014:   Dallas: Portrait of a City, Lightwave Productions

2005-7:  Dallas: Where Dreams Come True, Verve Editions

           Crafting Traditions: the Architecture of Mark Lemmon, photographs for Exhibition

           Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas TX

2002:  Dynamic Dallas, contemporary photographs, Darwin Payne, author, Heritage Press

1997:  Dallas: World Class Texas, co-authored with Mayor Annette Strauss, Towery Press

1994-5:  Houston: Simply Spectacular, selected photographs, Towery Press

             Dallas: Shining Star of Texas, co-authored with Jim Donovan, Voyageur Press

1990:  Aswan and Abu Simbel, photographs for book Jill Kamil, author, AUC Press, Cairo

1989:  Upper Egypt, photographs for book Jill Kamil, author, Longman Press of England


One Person Exhibitions, Installations, Awards (selected):

2021: Palmtra, Syria with Dr.Michael Thomas:Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History,  Crow Museum of Asian Art

2019: Cowboy Diaries:  Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017:  Visions of Mexico: Consulate General of Mexico, Dallas, TX

2017:    Award for Excellence in Community Service: Creative. Dallas Historical Society, Dallas, TX

            Painted Tombs of Swift: Craighead Green Gallery

            Building A&M College of Texas: The Legacy of SCP Vosper Exhibition and workshop, Texas A&M University

2016:          East Texas Historical Association: Visions of a Cypress Swamp: Best Mixed Media Artistic Book   

            The Tiled Churches of Puebla, Mexico: The Dallas Museum of Art, Edith O’Donnell Art History Institute, Founding Director Dr. Richard Brettell

            A Garden of Delight: The Golden Age of Iznik Tiles of Turkey: St. Matthews Cathedral Gallery

            Istanbul: Sensations of Light Islamic Da’wah Center, Houston, Texas

            Istanbul: Sensations of Light Photographic Exhibition, the Embassy of Turkey, Washington, D.C.

            and Consulate of Turkey, Houston, Texas


2015:      Ancient Middle East in Photography: Dallas Museum of Art: The Edith O’Donnell Art History          

               Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, Founding Director: Dr. Richard Brettell, Curator

            Photography Installation at Edith O’Donnell Art History Institute, University of Texas at Dallas

2014:     Baroque Mexico: Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX

              Flowers: Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013:    AIA Artist/Craftsman Award

            The Painted Ceilings of Michoacán: with Richard Perry, St. Matthews Cathedral, Dallas

2012:   Nature Photographs: Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas TX

            Mexico and Guatemala: Photographs for Sacred Space: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX 2011:      Black and White Spider Award: Architecture and Nature    

            Photographs of the Caruth Homestead Restoration: Quimby McCoy Architects: Preservation Award           Ballads, Boleros, Sacred Stories: The Turner House, Dr. Kenda North, Dallas TX

2010:    ThePainted Ceilings of Michoacán: with Richard Perry, Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, Dallas

Dialogues: Where Iberia and the New World Meet: Photographs of Mexico, Spain and Portugal,

John Lunsford, curator, Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, TX

Black and White Spider Award: Architecture

           Photographs for Quimby-McCoy Architects: Fair Park Restoration, Award by Preservation Dallas

2009:   The Secret Life of Flowers: Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

            Paradise Gardens of State Thomas: 12-foot Ceramic Wall installation, City of Dallas Public Art

            University of Texas Southwestern Medical new offices: Numerous permanent installations

2008:   Black and White Spider Award: Nature, Merit of Excellence

Painting God’s House: The Folk Baroque Churches of Mexico: Exhibition at Cornell College, IA.

           Photographic Mural Installation: The Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Dallas

The Color of Leaves: Graduate School Offices, UTSW Medical School

2007:   Dallas: 50 Photographs, permanent installation, Gulf States Loft, Dallas

Nature: 50 photographs, Out-Patient Building, UTSW Medical School

2006:    Dallas, Where Milestones are Momentous: Offices of Fulbright Jaworski LLP: 25th Anniversary

The Architecture of Mark Lemmon: Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy   

Dallas: Where Dreams Come True: Exhibition and Book Signing: Afterimage Gallery

Southwestern Landscapes: The Clements Center, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas

2005:    Dallas: St. Paul Café, Southwestern USA: Boone Pickens Bio Medical Research Building, Dallas

            Then and Now: Board Room Installation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School  

Crafting Traditions: The Architecture of Mark Lemmon: Exhibition and book, Meadows Museum            

SMU, Dallas, TX, Dr. Richard R. Brettell and Willis C. Winters FAIA, curators

2003:    Photographs of Yemen:World Bank, Washington, DC, sponsored by Hunt Oil in collaboration with Smithsonian

2000:    Sacred Space, Man and the Divine in Mexico, Guatemala and Southwestern United States, Richard Brettell Curator, Gary Cunningham Architect, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, the Dallas Historical Society and El Instituto Mexicano de Cooperación Internacional, Mexico City, Hall of State, Dallas, TX          

           The Color of Spirit, Photographs of Mexico and Guatemala, Afterimage Gallery                                                          

         The Spirit of Life, photographs of Mexico and Guatemala, Goldsberry Gallery, International Fotofest, Houston

1999:    Photographs of Mexico, International Festival of San Luis Potosi, Mexico

1997:    Crossed Parallels: Journey Through Light and Time: Photographic Archives Gallery, Dallas, TX

1989:    The Shape of Light: Mural photographs from ancient Egypt, simultaneous with Ramses the Great Exhibit at Dallas Museum of Art, with architect Philip Henderson, Dallas Public Library


Group Exhibitions and Museum Presentations:

2018.      The Human Experience: Through the Lens of Three Women:  Islamic Revival Series, Eislmann Center, Texas
2016       Contemporary Islamic Art: Jurried Exhibition at Iriving Art Center, Irving, TX

2014-15: International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, LuinArté Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012:    Die Brucke: Common Bond Former Students of J. Brough Miller, Collin County College

2011:    Models of Public Art, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2007:    Permanent Installation: The Communities Foundation, Dallas, TX




2006:   Hatshepsut: from Queen to Pharaoh, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

            Lords of Creation: The Origin of Sacred Maya Kings, Dallas Museum of Art

Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

            Treasures of Ancient Egypt: The Quest for Immortality, Van Andel Museum Center, Michigan

1998:    Contemporary American Photography, University of Cordoba, Spain

1997:    Three Great Egyptian Ladies: The Giza Pyramids through History of Photography, exhibition and book, Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belguim, France, Japan, USA

1996:    8x10 Contemporary American Photographers, Godwin-Tembach Museum, New York

1995:    Reverberations: Diptychs and Triptychs, Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida

1994:    Ancient Worlds, Two-person exhibit, Artables Gallery, Houston TX

            Transco Tower Photographs, International Fotofest, Houston, TX

1993:    Recent Acquisitions: Mundy and Willout Collections, Houston Museum of Fine Arts


Travel Grants:


2015:   Turkey: Official guest of the Turkish Consulate Houston and Turkish Embassy, Office of the

             Counselor for Cultural Affairs and Promotion, Washington DC                  

2008-9: Michoacán, Mexico: Official Guest of Michoacán, Mexican Government Department of Tourism

2005:   Zacatecas, Mexico: Official Guest of Zacatecas, Mexican Government Department of Tourism

1997:   Central Mexico, Yucatan and Chiapas: Official guest of the Mexican Government of

             Michoacán, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi

1995:   Lebanon: Official guest of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri of Lebanon

             Syria: Official guest of the Cham Palace Hotels and Arab Republic of Syria

1991:   Iraq: Official guest of Saddam Hussein by the Ministry of Culture and Information of Iraq

             Rwanda: Official guest of the Government of Rwanda


Presentations, Workshops Directed and Exhibits Curated:


2019:  The Work of Charles Dilbeck:  Worshop Leader and exhibit curator at AD EX (former Architecture Center) in Dallas with Willis WintersFAIA and Philip Henderson FAIA

Inspiration and Photography:  Presentation at Historic Fort Worth 

2016: Istanbul: Sensations of Light at the Edith O’Donnell Art History Institute, Dallas Museum of Art  

                 Presentation on Dallas Portrait of a City, at Edgemere Retirement Community, Dallas

Historic Dallas Through Photography: Workshop and Exhibition for photographers, exhibition at St. Matthews Cathedral, Dallas, TX

2015: Architectural Photography by Three Photographers at Dallas Center of Architecture

Dallas: Portrait of a City: Presentations/book signings at Park Cities Club, Shakespeare Club, Dallas Historical Society, Dallas Institute of Humanities, Women’s Council at Dallas Arboretum

         Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake, co-authored with Thad Sitton: Marshall Public Library

2014: Caddo Lake Photographic Workshop Instructor, October 2014

2013:   Basic Design through Photography Workshop Instructor

2012:   A Vision Realized: Dallas Arts District: Instructor-Curator, Guadalupe Cathedral, Dallas TX  

           Vanishing Dallas: Workshop and exhibition at Bath House Cultural Center

2010:   Art, Architecture and Abstraction: Workshop and exhibition, Dallas Institute of Humanities and         Culture

2006:   Creating a Body of Work: Highland Park High School Literary Festival, Dallas, TX

2002:  Envisioning Dallas Through the Camera Lens I and II: Photographic workshop/Exhibition

2001:  Dallas:City of Splendid Realities:Architectural photography, workshop, Hall of State, Dallas

         Fiesta! Photographs by thirteen photographers of State Fair of Texas, sponsored by the State Fair of

         Texas, workshop leader and curator, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cathedral, Dallas, TX

2000:  Fair Park Renaissance: Architectural Photography of Fair Park, workshop leader: Sharp Gallery

         Hall of State, Dallas TX

Regarding Photography in Egypt: 150 years, the Design, the Light, the Magic, Presentation for American Research Center of Egypt at Cairo

Gallery Representation: Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas



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