On Location

The Poetry of Perception

with Keith Carter

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Course Description

The Poetry of Perception workshop is an advanced-level class open to a select group of participants. Renowned photographer and educator Keith Carter leads an excursion into your personal creative lives, re-examining your processes, distilling your narrative and individual aesthetic, and reinforcing the technical aspects of image making you need control over. The focus of the workshop is expanding and refining new paths to sustained creative growth.

Your week in lovely Santa Fe provides a combination of field trips, group portfolio reviews, sharing your own history and autobiography, the continued development of projects, exhibitions, and discussions regarding the ever-changing gallery and publishing world. We cover both historical and contemporary processes, evocative printmaking techniques, editing and sequencing of bodies of work, and the creation and dissemination of photographic projects. All camera formats, digital and analog, are welcome.

Keith’s goal is to help each participant rediscover and sustain joy in the work itself, refine a distinctive style, and to make the creation of compelling bodies of work more passionate and fulfilling.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

Portfolio Required:
Please see the Portfolio Section of Registration Information for guidelines on your submission of recent images pertinent to this class.
Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art
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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.

Thirteen 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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