©Carey Kirkella 

©Carey Kirkella 



My passion for photography started at an early age, taking Polaroids of a little creek in my backyard in New Jersey. Wanting to follow my passion in college, I went to Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, New York. There I earned a BFA degree in photography, with honors (1999).  Later I returned to school to earn a Master’s degree at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2006). I also studied independently in a Master Class with Stephen Shore (2004–2005).

My photographs have been exhibited internationally and collected privately. A few institutional and advertising clients include: The National Film School of Denmark (photographing Martin Scorsese), Olmsted Plein Air Festival, Georgia Dental Association, Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Creative Resource Exchange NPO, Wasam clothing company, design firm 2×4, and The Etruscan Museum of the city of Cortona. I have taught photography for the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, Rutgers University, and Pratt Institute.

I’m also an avid traveller and mom to a tremendously fun little blonde boy.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, travels worldwide.


Select Client List Includes:

Genuine Parts Company / NAPA Auto

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta 

Mellow Mushroom

Woodward Academy 

Agnes Scott College

Shane Co. Jewelers

GPS Hospitality 

Atlanta Regional Commission

Dance Teacher Media

Olmsted Plein Air Festival

Georgia School of Orthodontics

Georgia Dental Association

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta

Stoli Vodka


2x4 Design New York 

Publications Include:

Atlanta Jewish Times

Atlanta Parent Magazine

Atlanta Social Season

Buckhead View

Druid Hills Civic Association

Feature Shoot.com

Georgia Health News

Georgia Voice

M.I.T. Press

Modern Luxury Weddings

Plein Air Collector

Time Out New York

The Brooklyn Rail