The donation of Carol M. Highsmith’s photographs is one of the greatest acts of generosity in the history of the Library of Congress.
C. Ford Peatross, former director, Center for Architecture, Library of Congress
Highsmith is sometimes called America's Photographer, and for good reason. She is determined to capture all 50 states in exhaustive, obsessive detail.
Laura Bliss, Atlantic magazine online Citylab edition
A photograph by Carol Highsmith is a document of rare precision and beauty, revealing with exacting clarity the look and feel of people and places across our great nation.
Dr. Jeremy E.A. Adamson, former director, Collections & Services, Library of Congress