About

Carol Dragon is a New York City based photographer who focuses on portraiture, dance and documentary projects. Since 2015, Dragon has been working on a long term projectt documenting the community and culture of Flexn dancers. For this immersive work, Dragon was awarded a 2017 Creative Engagement grant by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Dragon holds a BFA and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she began her career as a painter. Since 1990, Dragon has worked solely with photography, but the influence of the painter’s eye still informs her practice.

Her work has been exhibited in multiple solo shows in New York City, most recently MADD PAIN at Park Avenue Armory. It has also been included in group shows throughout the United States including Photo Lucida in Portland, Oregon. Her images have been featured in The Photo Review, Shots Magazine, The Culture Trip, and Synergy Magazine. Dragon's work was showcased in the book, 100 New York Photographers.

 

Carol Dragon shooting at a dance session, Ripley Grier Studios 2017                                          Image©Betsy Weis 2017

Carol Dragon shooting at a dance session, Ripley Grier Studios 2017                                          Image©Betsy Weis 2017

FlasHDrive and Carol Dragon preparing for a studio shoot, Chelsea                                                            Image©Anja Kern 2017

FlasHDrive and Carol Dragon preparing for a studio shoot, Chelsea                                                            Image©Anja Kern 2017

Maineventt shoot, left to right: Betsy Weis, Droopz, Scorp, Dre Don, Nyte, Avi, Carol Dragon               Image©Rosalie Rowey 2016

Maineventt shoot, left to right: Betsy Weis, Droopz, Scorp, Dre Don, Nyte, Avi, Carol Dragon               Image©Rosalie Rowey 2016