Carol Johnson worked in the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress for 31 years, specializing in 19th century American photography. She co-authored and co-curated Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum (2010). At the Library of Congress, she co-curated Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment and The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection.
Carol also curates the annual Eyes on Main Street photography festival, held in Wilson, North Carolina. The festival features photographs by 100 photojournalists and street photographers. Johnson lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.