Keith Carter’s work explores time, place, and vernacular culture. Described as a “Poet of the Ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, his photographs have been exhibited in over one hundred fifteen solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. Sixteen monographs of his work have been published, along with two documentary films: Keith Carter: The Artist Series, Ted Forbes and A Certain Alchemy, Anthropy Arts. A fifty-year retrospective book, Keith Carter/Fifty Years was published in fall 2018 by the University of Texas Press. In addition, he has contributed to nine other anthologies over the years, and has been the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize (1991) from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In 2009 he was awarded the Texas Medal of Arts. His work was featured on the nationally televised program CBS Sunday Morning in (1997), and is included in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the George Eastman House, and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. He holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Texas where his awards include the University's highest teaching honors; the Regents’ Professor Award, University Professor Award, and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize.
*** Special Collections: Elton John, Ralph Lauren, George W. Bush, Michelle & Barack Obama, Michael Stipe, Vanessa Redgrave, Diane Keaton, Elle MacPherson, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Gere, Horton Foote, Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall
Keith Carter Photographs