Name: Carter, Keith, 1948- (1948-)



Historical Note: Keith Carter was born in 1948 in Madison, Wisconsin and grew up in Beaumont, TX where his mother was the local portrait photographer. Carter’s own photography career also began in the early 1970s as a portrait photographer. He began to experiment outside portrait photography and his work focuses on the folklore, life, music, animals, and culture of the counties of southeast TX around Beaumont. His work experiments with perception of vision by using black & white photography and various focuses, resulting in ghostly and dreamlike effects. Carter received the Texas Medal of the Arts in 2009 and the Lange-Turner Prize from the Centre for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His work is published in more than ten books and has shown in more than 100 solo exhibitions in 13 countries and his work is in permanent collections in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Gerry Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Carter is the Endowed Walles Char in Fine Arts at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, where he has taught the last twenty years.


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