Carolyn Russo is a photographer and museum specialist for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. As a photographer Russo develops photography books and exhibitions. For her most recent book and exhibition Art of the Airport Tower, she traveled to twenty-two countries to explore and photograph over 85 contemporary and historical air traffic control towers. Her photographs bring a heightened awareness to the simple beauty of these architectural structures, the technological changes, and a call for their preservation. She is the author of four books: Art of the Airport Tower (Smithsonian Books, Fall 2015), In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight (powerHouse Books, 2007), Artifacts of Flight (Harry N. Abrams, 2003), and Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Women Pilots (Bulfinch Press, 1997). As a museum specialist Carolyn acquires art for the museum’s art collection and curates art exhibitions.