Carly Ries (she/they) is a lens based artist, curator, and book designer. Re-framing relationships between photographer and subject through images, photo books, and archives, her photo books are in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, and Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection.

Recent exhibitions include BravinLee Gallery, NY; ZH Projects, NY; Likely General, Toronto; Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; among others. After receiving an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she was an artist-in-residence at the Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

They live and work in New York as the curator and collections manager of the Peter J. Cohen Collection, an archive of vernacular photographs from the 20th century, and teaches photography at Parsons School of Art and Design, The New School.