Photographing in a foreign country is an exhilarating, and often even life-changing, experience. Keith Carter has spent more than 25 years photographing in and around the lovely Mexican colonial town of San Miguel de Allende and he has found that not a day goes by in this charming pueblito without something to delight the eye, tantalize the senses, or expand the consciousness. San Miguel is the perfect catalyst for creating expressive portraits, landscapes, still lifes, or architectural images.
This workshop is designed to elevate your sense of personal aesthetics, renew your creative spirit, and broaden the way you think about photography. Emphasizing simplicity, we share practical demonstrations, field trips, and discussions centering on the work of both historically significant and little known photographers. We will examine expressive darkroom & digital printmaking techniques. Our goal is to make serious amateur, fine-art, and commercial work more passionate and fulfilling. All camera formats welcome. Everyone is encouraged to bring a sense of humor and a sense of purpose.
COVID-19 UPDATE: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2023, Santa Fe Workshops highly recommends that all participants, staff, and instructors attending be up to date with Covid vaccinations (per definition of the CDC). For international trips, local laws will apply, so it is important that you confirm you will be fully vaccinated according to the countries on your trip.
All camera formats are welcome. Participants must be able to download, select, and submit images for class each day.
Participants should plan to travel to San Miguel no later than Wednesday, October 4. Workshop check-in will be Thursday morning, followed by breakfast and a brief orientation. The workshop ends on Monday evening with a final dinner and image presentations.
Visit the San Miguel Campus page on our website for details on accommodations, meals, transportation, and more.
Enrollment for this San Miguel workshop is limited to 14 participants.
For participants wanting to stay at Hotel Posada de la Aldea, double accommodations are $415 per person for 6 nights, Wednesday through Monday, (for couples taking workshops and friends traveling together) or $830 per person, single accommodations for 6 nights, Wednesday through Monday. Additional nights at the hotel can be arranged for participants; please discuss needs with the Administration Office in Santa Fe.
$2,995 (USD) includes tuition, breakfast Thursday through Tuesday, lunch Thursday through Monday, final dinner on Monday, and model/location/materials fees if applicable to the class. Hotel accommodations are not included in the package price; see details above.
Keith Carter holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University. He is the recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Regents’ Professor Award from the Texas State University System. His work has been shown in over 115 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. He is also the author of fourteen books.
Keith’s work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman House, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.
Get to know Keith in our Inspiration Series video »
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.