Keith Carter: Natural Histories
December 1 – December 31, 2012
Artists Roundtable + Book Signings: Saturday, Dec 1, 8-10pm
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Thur-Mon 10:30am – 5:30pm
New work by Keith Carter including wet-plate collodions and traditional darkroom silver gelatin prints.
Keith Carter is an internationally recognized photographer and educator. Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1948,he holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University Beaumont, Texas. He is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and The Texas Medal of Arts. In addition Keith Carter has been the subject of an arts profile on CBS Sunday Morning, and Anthropy Arts produced a documentary DVD of his work. He is the Lamar University Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, as well as being named the 2010 TSUS Regents Professor.
Eleven monographs of his black and white photographs have been published: From Uncertain To Blue, 1988; The Blue Man, 1990; Mojo, 1992; Heaven of Animals, 1995; Bones, 1996; Keith Carter Photographs – Twenty Five Years 1997; Holding Venus, 2000. Ezekiel’s Horse, 2000. Opera Nuda, 2006; A Certain Alchemy, 2008; Fireflies, 2009. Called “a poet of the ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Carter’s haunting, enigmatic photographs have been widely exhibited in Europe, The U.S., and Latin America. They are included in numerous permanent collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the George Eastman House; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Wittliff Collections at Southwest Texas State University.
A Gallery for Fine Photography will also be exhibiting Josephine Sacabo’s Nocturnes during PhotoNOLA. The Artists Roundtable + Book Signings on December 1st will celebrate Keith Carter, Josephine Sacabo, Shelby Lee Adams, and Louviere + Vanessa who will all be in attendance.