|Creator:||Carter, Carolyn Mackenzie, 1919-2010|
|Title:||Carolyn Carter photograph collection|
|Quantity:||5.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)|
Carolyn Mackenzie Carter, a native of Moultrie, Georgia, was the first female photographer to work for the Atlanta Constitution. She graduated from the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1940 and was hired by legendary editor Ralph McGill to work for the paper soon thereafter. During her time with the Constitution she met Don E. Carter, a reporter for the rival Atlanta Journal, while they were both working on the same story, and they married in 1942. She later worked on the Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine. After her newspaper work, Carter wrote and edited specialized publications at the Coca-Cola Company. In 1959 she and Don moved to New York where she worked as a freelance writer and photographer for the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Travel. In 1986, the department created the Carolyn Carter Award in her name to honor travel photographers who exhibit a commitment to tourism, a major Georgia industry. In 2012, the Grady College established the Carolyn McKenzie and Don E. Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism, endowed by a gift from Mr. Carter. Carolyn Carter passed away in 2010 at the age of 91.
The collection consists primarily of photographic negatives documenting Carolyn Carter's career with the Coca-Cola Company and the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Travel. There is a small selection of photographic prints and advertisement tearsheets.
Carolyn Carter photograph collection, ms 3803, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.