Carol Allen-Storey


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Carol Allen-Storey is an award-winning photojournalist specialising in chronicling humanitarian and social issues, especially amongst women and children. “My images are intimate, about issues and citizens I deeply care about. I believe photographs may not be capable of doing the moral work for us, but they can trigger the process of social consciousness” In 2009 Storey was appointed a UNICEF ambassador for photography. Since 2006, she has been developing ‘ANGELS at the edge of darkness’, a personal project that illuminates the plight of women and children managing poverty and the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Storey’s work has been exhibited and published globally. Her solo exhibitions include: ‘The AMAHORO Generation’, ‘CROSSINGS’, 2014 in London, the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo and European Union Head HQ, Brussels for International Alert; ‘TEENS and the Loneliness of AIDS’ 2014 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation; ‘FRACTURED LIVES’ London 2012 for International Alert, ‘Children of Hope’ in Kendal, 2011, ‘Anything Is Possible’, London 2009, for Spirituality for Kids. In 2008, ‘The Vanishing Assets of Africa’, at the Inmarsat Gallery, London. ‘The Savagery and Poetry of Africa’ London, for WWF, in 2004. In 2015 Storey was selected as a finalist for the LENS Culture Portrait Award and a nominee for the International Colour Awards for Photojournalism. She won 1st Prize in the Act of Kindness International Award 2013. Storey has been a finalist in the Taylor-Wessing exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery 2009, 2011, 2013. She won bronze awards in the One-Eyeland 2014 contest, was chosen photographer of the month in the Social Documentary magazine, and featured in their exhibition at the Powerhouse Arena, New York. Storey received the outstanding achievement documentary project for the Kontinent Awards 2013, short-listed for Social Documentary in 2008, 2009, and 2010 at the New York Photography Festival in 2013. She was featured in their exhibition, 2014. In 2008, 2010 Storey was selected for the Press Photographer’s Award exhibition. She has been a nominee at the International Spider Awards year from 2008 through 2013; was shortlisted for the 2011 One Life International Portfolio Award. In 2012 Carol was a finalist for the Photocrafti Award. The Moving Walls exhibition touring Europe 2012, and the Royal Photographic Society 2014 members exhibition and recently their 2015 International touring show. Storey is a graduate with distinction of the Central St. Martins, Master Photography programme, 2000. Her further degrees include a BA at Syracuse University and an MA at Columbia University. A native New Yorker, she resides in London.