The Carolyn Brown Archive


Carolyn Brown, Upward view of Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Ocotlán, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1992, photograph

The Carolyn Brown Archive documents the fifty-year career of Dallas-based photographer Carolyn Brown.

The archive comprises roughly 75,000 photographs (transparencies, digital scans, digital photographs, and prints) of architectural sites in the Middle East, Mexico and Central America, Dallas (including Fair Park), and the campus of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

In collaboration with the photographer, the O’Donnell Institute is currently organizing and digitizing the archive, and over time will make the archive accessible through an online research portal.

The first survey exhibition of her career, Carolyn Brown: The Retrospective, curated by Lauren LaRocca was held in 2018 at UT Dallas SP/N Gallery. View the exhibition catalogue.


Carolyn Brown, Triumphal Arch at Roman city of Palmyra, Syria, 1989, photograph