Keith Carter: Fifty Years

We are honored to feature Keith Carter’s retrospective exhibition, which opened at The Wittliff on August 27. With over 140 photographs on view, the exhibit features work from every phase of his career. Like the powerful photograph of a Mexican boy on a windowsill, taken in 1968 or the 2017 portrait of his neighbor, Mr. Jones. Self-taught, Carter began his career as a commercial photographer and pursued art photography on his own time. Keith’s early work focused on Southern landscapes and its storytelling tradition. Known as a “poet of the ordinary” Keith takes photographs with limited depth of field, leaving the viewer to finish the image. His search for truth and beauty allows him to approach each subject as a teachable moment, whether it is adults, children, animals or objects. Also on exhibition are unique items from his archive at the Wittliff including his original Hasselblad camera body and camera bag.

Please join us on Sunday, December 2 to hear Keith Carter speak about his work.


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