Keynote Presentation with Keith Carter
New Orleans Museum of Art
December 13, 2018
Free and open to the public | Please RSVP
Keith Carter is known for his dreamlike black and white photographs of people, animals, and significant objects. He began photographing in East Texas, depicting the characters and spirituality of the southern landscape in which he was raised. Using traditional historic methods, Carter creates photographs that merge reality and the fantastic. His images resonate with references to mythology, fairytales, folklore, and religion, and have been published in fourteen monographs through the course of his five-decade career.
For the PhotoNOLA 2018 keynote presentation Carter will present an overview of his life’s work and involvement with photography, sharing stories about the influences, personalities, and ideas that have shaped his life and work.
Keith Carter is an internationally respected artist, educator, workshop leader, and recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts. Lauded as “a poet of the ordinary,” Carter makes photographs that address the concepts of place, time, memory, desire, and regret. Carter holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Texas, where he has received numerous teaching awards. Since the late 1980s, his timeless images of people, animals, objects, and landscapes have been published in 13 acclaimed monographs. A new retrospective book, Keith Carter Fifty Years, is scheduled for release by UTPress in Fall 2018. His photographs are in numerous collections including the Getty Museum, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Books will be available for purchase through the NOMA Museum Shop, and Mr. Carter will be available to sign them after his lecture.
Seating in the NOMA auditorium is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.
Image: Keith Carter – Dawn, 2005