Keith Carter  (American, 1948) 

Keith Carter (American, b.1948) is a photographer whose Southern cultural upbringing resonates in his ethereal images. Having no formal art education, Carter studied Business Administration at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, before turning his passion for photography into a career. Since the late 1980s his photographs of people, animals, objects, and landscapes have been published in over 10 acclaimed monographs. Carter’s masterful photography has earned him the Texas Medal of Arts and the Lange-Turner Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, as well as holding positions as a distinguished faculty lecturer, and the Walles Chair of Art at his alma mater, Lamar University. Carter is nationally represented by prominent galleries throughout the United States, and his work can also be found in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other notable institutions.

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Keith Carter,


Keith Carter

Thomas V. Meyer Fine Art
Keith Carter,


Keith Carter
Debra Heimerdinger/Fine Art Photographs
Keith Carter,
Caballos Blancos


Keith Carter
Caballos Blancos
Thomas Paul Fine Art
Keith Carter,
First Book
Cover: From
to Blue


Keith Carter
First Book Cover: From Uncertain to Blue
Stephen L. Clark Gallery
Keith Carter,
(Book) From
to Blue


Keith Carter
(Book) From Uncertain to Blue
Stephen L. Clark Gallery
Keith Carter,
(Book) Ezekiel's


Keith Carter
(Book) Ezekiel's Horse
Stephen L. Clark Gallery
Keith Carter,
(Book) A Certain


Keith Carter
(Book) A Certain Alchemy
Stephen L. Clark Gallery
Keith Carter,
(Book) Fireflies,
of Children


Keith Carter
(Book) Fireflies, Photographs of Children
Stephen L. Clark Gallery
Keith Carter,
(Book) Twenty
Five Years


Keith Carter
(Book) Twenty Five Years
Stephen L. Clark Gallery
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Keith Carter
Giant, 1997
gelatin silver print


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Keith Carter,
Sky and Water


Keith Carter
Sky and Water, 1996
photographs, silver print


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Keith Carter,
White roses


Keith Carter
White roses, 1998
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1948   Born in Madison, Wisconsin
1970   BBA Business Management, Lamar University
2005   A Certain Alchemy, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas (solo)
2004   Keith Carter: New Work, Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Austin, Texas (solo)
2004   Anima, FotoFest, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas (solo)
2004   Poet of the Ordinary, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas (solo)
2004   The Heritage Society Museum Gallery, Houston,Texas (solo)
2004   Center for Photography, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin (solo)
2002   Wisconsin Union Galleries, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2002   McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas
2002   "Burning Desires: Acquisitions 1997-2001," El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
2002   "Masterworks of American Photography," Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2002   "A Thousand Hounds," Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, NY
2002   "Dog is God Spelled Backwards," G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
2001   "A Love Affair with Pictures: 25 Years of Collecting at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
2001   "Horse," Candace Perich Gallery, Katonah, New York
2001   "Photographic Odysseys," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2001   "Liquid Landscapes," Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2001   "Between The Iris And The Vitreous Humor," The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
2001   Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2001   Fong-Heimerdinger Gallery, San Francisco
2000   Holding Venus - FotoFest, McMurtrey Gallery Houston, TX
1999   Keith Carter: Photographs, Stephen L. Clark Gallery Austin, TX
1999   Howard Greenberg Gallery New York, NY
1999   McMurtrey Gallery Houston, TX
1999   Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1999   "Expansive Vision," Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
1999   "Bowwow! It's A Dog's Life," Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
1999   "Future-Present: Contemporary Photographs of Children from the Reader's Digest Collection," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1998   "Photography's Multiple Roles: Art, Document, Market and Science," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois
1998   "Holding Patterns," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
1998   "The Pictures of Texas Monthly: Twenty-Five Years," Lyndon Baines Johnston Library, Austin, Texas
1998   G. Gibson Gallery Seattle, WA
1998   Robert Koch Gallery San Francisco, CA
1998   Prints from the Collection of David Durham on Loan from the Center for Contemp. Arts in Abilene, TX, Griffith Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State U. Nacogdoches, TX
1998   Pictures of Texas Monthly: Twenty-Five Years, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Austin, TX
1997   New Faces, Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
1997   New Work, Robert Koch Gallery San Francisco, CA
1997   Through the Lens, George Eastman House Rochester, NY
1997   Centro Fotographico Alvarez Bravo Oaxaco, Mexico
1997   "New Faces," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1997   "Personal Visions 101: 101 Photographs by 101 Photographers," Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia
1997   "New Work," Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
1997   "The Gun as Image," Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL
1997   "Through The Lens," George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York
1996   "Hope," Art Directors Club of New York, New York, New York
1996   "New Southern Photography," The Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri
1996   "Animalia," Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, Texas
1996   Taylor-Bassetti Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
1996   Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
1996   Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1996   G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1996   Sala Del Pueblo, Casa De La Cultura, Cuenca, Ecuador
1995   Falutad Lantinoamericano De Cieneasea Socides (Flasco) Quito, Ecuador
1995   The Witkin Gallery, Inc., New York, New York
1995   Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1995   "Kissing," Mitsukoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1995   "Animal Attractions," Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, New York
1995   "An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate To Digital -The Hallmark Photographic Collection," International Center of Photography
1994   "Hidden Faces," Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
1994   "Send It On Down," The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina
1994   Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
1994   G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, Califonia
1994   McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas
1994   “Mojo: by Keith Carter”, Open Space Gallery, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1993   The Witkin Gallery, New York, New York
1993   Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
1993   Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1993   “Mojo: Photographs by Keith Carter”, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1992   Vision Gallery, San Fransisco, Caifornia
1992   McMurtrey Gallery, FotoFest ‘92, Houston, Texas
1992   "Facing South," Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
1991   "Past/Present: Photographs From the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1991   "Southern Grit," The Tartt Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991   "Lissette Model/Keith Carter," Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991   "Two From the South: Keith Carter/Debbie Caffrey," Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1991   Dum Umeni Mesta Brna, Brno, Czechoslovakis
1990   The Witkin Gallery, New York, New York
1990   McMurtrey Gallery, FotoFest ‘90, Houston, Texas
1990   "Photography: 1980's Discovery and Invention," Basel, Switzerland
1990   "Three Generations of Southern Photographers," University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas
1989   "The Deep South," (Slide Presentation), Arles, Recontres, Arles France
1988   Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1987   FotoFest, McMurtrey Gallery, Curated by April Rapier, Houston, Texas
1986   "Texas 105: New Work From Texas," Houston Center for Photography
1982   Boulevard Gallery, Houston, Texas
1981   "Ties That Bind: Photographers Look At The Family," Doughtery Cultural Arts Center, Austin, Texas
1978   "Works On Paper: Southwest 1978," Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
1977   Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
1975   Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas