CARLSWEETS is a photographer, filmmaker, and multi-media artist and educator. Carl's work documents the transient relationships between people and power. He studies the body – beauty, intimacy, and physical relationships immersed in rituals and rites of passage. He acknowledges daily ephemera and impermanence and examines human connectedness.

Carl's work has been exhibited internationally. He has received numerous awards including a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and his curriculum development has been recognized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where he presented at the 2013 Curriculum Slam.

Carl holds a MFA in Photography, Video, and New Media Arts from Pratt Institute, a BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BS in Applied Mathematics from Kent State University.

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image credit: susan murtaugh