Carol M. Highsmith is an American photographer known for her extensive and comprehensive documentation of the United States through her lens. Born in 1946, Highsmith has dedicated her career to capturing the diverse landscapes, people, and cultural heritage of America. Her work is characterized by a deep commitment to preserving and sharing the visual tapestry of the nation. Notably, Highsmith has contributed a substantial portion of her collection to the Library of Congress, making it publicly accessible and freely usable. Her cultural impact lies in the accessibility of her rich visual archive, offering a valuable resource for researchers, educators, and the general public to explore and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the American experience. Carol M. Highsmith's dedication to creating a visual record of the nation has left an indelible mark on the cultural documentation of the United States.