Carey Averbook

Multimedia Visual Storyteller

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... read on
Location: Oakland, CA
Focus: Photographer, Producer, Videographer, Health, Video Editor, Documentary, Multimedia, Creative, Video, Photography, Domestic, Foreign, Arts & Culture, Freelance
Skills: Audio Recording, Photo Assisting, Adobe Premier, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Video Editing
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About

Coverage Regions: Europe Latin America USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Years of experience: 6 to 10
HEFAT certification? no
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 passion to change the stories we live by, individually and collectively. Yuval Noah said, "to understand the world you need to take stories seriously. The story in which you believe shapes the society that you create."

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 in America. To remember and return to being well as human beings, we need different stories. Stories that are a mix of new and ancient. My work explores these kinds of stories and is crafted to be emotionally and spiritually evocative.

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.