Benita Carr (b. 1961 in San Antonio, TX) has been working as a fine art photographer since 1986. In 1990, decided to leave her job as Public Relations Director for the Arts Festival of Atlanta to pursue graduate work at Georgia State University where she received her M.F.A. in the summer of 1993. During her time at Georgia State, Carr managed the Atlanta Photography Gallery (APG) and taught underprivileged children photography which helped them obtain positions as staff photographers at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. Carr considers her involvement in their growth as creative beings to be one of her greatest accomplishments.