Keith Carter

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about Keith

Called a “Poet of the Ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, and recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Keith Carter’s haunting, enigmatic photographs have been shown in over one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. Sixteen monographs of his work have been published, including the recently released Keith Carter-Fifty Years. Featured on the arts segment of nationally televised CBS Sunday Morning, Keith is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, The National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The George Eastman House, and The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.

A gifted and insightful teacher, Keith Carter holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Texas where he was awarded the University’s highest teaching honors; the Regents’ Professor Award and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize.

Get to know Keith in our Inspiration Series video »

Instagram: @keithcarter.art

Workshops taught by Keith Carter

– Summer Season

The Poetry of Perception

with Keith Carter

July 4 – 8, 2022

The Poetry of Perception: San Miguel de Allende

with Keith Carter

September 29 - October 4, 2021

– Summer Season

The Poetry of Perception

with Keith Carter

July 12 - 16, 2021

– Summer Season

The Poetry of Perception

with Keith Carter

July 5 - 9, 2021

From Uncertain to Now: An Autobiography in Photography

with Keith Carter

October 6 – 8, 2020

The History of Eccentricity in Photography

with Keith Carter

June 30 – July 2, 2020
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