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Ken Carl
is a Chicago-based photographer, available for
and international assignments.


With documentary-style storytelling at the heart of his photography, Ken creates fresh and effective content for corporate, editorial, and educational programs.


As a creative collaborator and solution provider, Ken is ready to add his vision, talent, and positive energy to your stories.

Contact Ken



Chicago Tribune

“You have a unique knack for capturing not just the feeling of a moment but the life of it, for getting inside the people you’re photographing.”
                 Mary Schmich – 2012 Pulitzer Prize

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre

“Ken – Your photos are an expression of life. It is powerful and appropriate that you share them.”
                Kevin Iega Jeff, Artistic Director – Julliard 100 Outstanding Alumni

Dane Sanders

“Ken Carl is a soulful and sincere creative. He’s a master photographer but more so, is in pursuit of mastering what it means to become more human. That’s why his hope for humanity project – his life’s work – is so remarkable. Perennial hope is what marks his perspective and thus, necessarily, his art. And we all are the benefactors.”
Dane Sanders – Author, Business Coach and Speaker

John Paul Caponigro

“Ken Carl casts his sensitive eye on everything he sees with empathy and compassion. The care he puts into his images compels his viewers to care about his subjects and their stories.”
                           John Paul Caponigro – Visual Creative Artist

Latika Roy Foundation

“Ken Carl is more than a photographer. He is a witness. He brings his open, non-judging presence to the scenes unfolding before him and takes their measure, revealing complexities and depths even the  main players were unaware of. When he first visited our school in India for children with disabilities, we had no idea that in his time with us he would create images so powerful they would inspire people to donate, to volunteer and to change the way they think. We’ve seen it happen in front of our eyes. His pictures evoke joy, create hope and inspire generosity. Ken Carl is magic.”
                          Jo​ McGowan Chopra, Latika Roy Foundation


“From the celebrations and the challenges of our lives,

we have a human connection that knows no borders

and speaks all languages.”

– Ken Carl

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Ken’s Clients Include:

  • United Airlines

  • Chicago Tribune

  • Latika Roy Foundation

  • Verizon

  • KIPP Charter Schools

  • Macau Tourist Board

  • SAP

  • Cancer Today

  • WTTW Chicago Public Media

  • SmithGroupJJR

  • Kenya Tourist Board

  • Nikon US.

  • Chicago Magazine

  • Northwestern Memorial

  • Hewlett-Packard

  • USG

  • Financial Advisor

  • Coleman Rayner

  • Tupperware US