Carey Averbook (she/they) comes from a long line of Ashkenazi Jews who came to this land, The United States/Turtle Island, while escaping pogroms in Eastern Europe. I'm Jewish, Queer, and from The South.

My passions are many, but this website is the space I share about my focus to change the stories we live by, individually and collectively, consciously and unconsciously.

I believe we've forgotten how to be human and are unwell—that many of our stories about being human have lost their way. Some writers have referred to this as a spiritual, cultural, ecological, and moral crisis. To remember and return to being well as human beings, we need a multiplicity of different stories that are a mix of new and ancient.

My work explores these kinds of stories. I approach stories as more than a series of events and as experiences that speak to the mind, heart, spirit, and body.

I received my MA in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University and my BA in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I'm currently studying Earth-Based Judaism in a certificate program with ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal.


Photo by Aleksandra Dubov.

Carey Averbook

Carey Averbook is a photographer and multimedia visual storyteller living in California.
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