SFW Perspectives

From Uncertain to Now: An Autobiography in Photography

with Keith Carter

October 6 – 8, 2020

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 12:00-1:00 p.m. Mountain Time

  • Tuition $145.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Lauded as "a transcendent realist" and "a poet of the ordinary," Keith Carter is an internationally acclaimed artist whose haunting, enigmatic photographs have been shown in over one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. Thirteen monographs of his work have been published, starting with From Uncertain to Blue in 1988 to the recently released Keith Carter-Fifty Years. In the extended presentation format of SFW: Perspectives, Keith shares the arc of his career as an imagemaker and storyteller while passing along insights into the challenges and joys of living a creative life.

Keith invites you to “Please join me on a journey of beginnings, heroes, ideas, creative blocks, materials, choices, galleries, exhibitions, editorial work, personal work, tools, experimentation, ideal viewers, help along the way, disappointments, euphoria, books, and the healing waters of poetry. Come along on a creative journey across all 50 states and 16 countries for a Magical Mystery Tour of life in the arts. How does creative work begin, evolve, sputter to a stop, and ignite anew?”

As an educator, Keith has influenced and inspired a generation of photographers. He continues this important role as a teacher and mentor with three different presentations on three different days in early October. His program is designed to help you discover, or renew your creative spirit, and broaden the way you think about both photography, the creative arts, and what constitutes meaningful work.

How do you continue to grow – to keep the fires burning? Keith helps you reconcile practical and creative lives, to re-examine your own creative process exploring the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of image making, and find new paths to creative growth. Emphasizing individuality, discussions centering on the work of both historically significant and little- known photographers, strategies for success, articulating your own goals, and the examination of expressive printmaking techniques, we refine our views on balancing the various aspects of art and a busy life.

Join Keith Carter on a free spirited and enjoyable journey of discovery.

A 10 to 15 minute Question and Answer session follows each daily presentation. Questions from the participants will be reviewed and a few selected during this informal wrap-up conversation.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Open to anyone interested in this special program.

Special Notes:

Class will meet from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Mountain Time, October 6, October 7, and October 8 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). You can participate in this seminar even if you can’t make one or all of the live events. Paid participants will have until 9 a.m. Mountain Time, Monday, October 12 to access the online presentations; no further extensions available.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops. If the video quality for a particular online experience is not up to our standards, we will work to post a higher-quality recording, online, for your review shortly after the live event concludes.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

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about
Keith Carter

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 »

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