Artist Keith Carter

(b. 1948) Keith Carter is an internationally recognized photographer who has exhibited in over 100 solo shows in 13 countries, and has had 11 monographs of his work published. Carter is known for creating blurred images with limited depth of field, which give his work a sense of mystery. His newest work deals with our changing environment and loss of animal species. He is experimenting with colors by digitally replacing natural color palettes with hues from old master paintings.

Carter has been the recipient of the prestigious Texas Medal of Arts, the Lange-Turner Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, and the Regent’s Professor Award from the Texas State University System. He currently holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; The Smithsonian American Art Museum; and The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.