Carl Corey works in the tradition of fine art documentary photography, successfully merging the formal concerns of photography with the narrative content of cultural documentation. In his recent portfolio, For Love and Money, Corey focuses his lens on Wisconsin-based businesses, each of which has been family owned and operated for at least fifty years. This series captures proprietors or employees, who, placed prominently within the frame, are also pictured within the business itself: they pose on pleather seats and at Formica tables, proudly stand in front of rows of hanging sausages or stacks of cheese wheels. In straightforward compositions full of descriptive information, the photographs suggest a strong connection between the subject and his or her environment—elevating the genre of portraiture into a reflection on the pride of the American worker and the unique character of small businesses. In the series, Corey captures the spirit of these community establishments and the hard-working individuals who remain committed to their success.