Carolís passion for photography started at an early age, with animals as her favorite subjects. She studied literature and photography as an undergraduate at Smith College, and continued her education in photography after graduating, studying portraiture and nature photography. She has travelled all over the world photographing wildlife for the past 28 years. In 2000, Carol started her business Living Images by Carol Walker, specializing in photographing horses. Carolís images illuminate the relationship between horses and their people, as well showcase the beauty of horses with her stunning images of horses at liberty. She teaches workshops for amateur photographers on equine photography. Her commercial work includes catalogue covers for leaders in the Equine industry. She has had numerous calendars published featuring her work, and she markets her fine art prints from her website www.LivingImagesCJW.com as well as in several locations on the Front Range of Colorado. Eleven years ago, Carol began photographing wild horses. As she followed several herds in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana, she became aware of how precarious their situation on public lands has become. Since then, she has dedicated herself to educating people with her photographs and stories about the wild horses and she is one of the leading advocates fighting to keep America's wild horses wild and free. She is the Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation. Sales of Carol's artwork fund her work to protect the wild horses. Her book Wild Hoofbeats: Americaís Vanishing Wild Horses is available at www.WildHoofbeats.com. The book was released winter of 2008 and is currently in its second printing. Her book Horse Photography: the Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers is also in its second printing, and you can purchase it at www.HorsePhotographyWorkshops.com. Carol teaches half day, full day and several day workshops on horse photography and you can find current dates for the workshops at her website www.HorsePhotographyWorkshops.com.
Carol's most recent book Mustangs: Wild Horses at the Heart of the American Legend was published in France in October, 2014.