KEITH CARTER: The Poetry of Perception: Finding Your Voice
Orientation Sunday, September 20th 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, September 21st – Wednesday, September 23rd 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Thursday, September 24th 9:00am – 11:00am (Optional)
The Iconic image maker Keith Carter returns to conduct his unique and profound personal-style workshop, opening a whole new way of thinking about your photography. Keith Carter has perfected a unique vision, honed over the last 25+ years. Immediately recognizable, his work stands out from the crowd. How can your work do the same? It’s not just technique that makes the difference – it’s a point of view – yours. You’ll learn to identify aspects of your work to perfect, as well as what doesn’t work – learn to see photographs differently.
This workshop is designed to help you discover or renew your creative spirit, and broaden the way you think about photography. Its purpose is to help serious amateur or professional photographers reconcile practical and creative lives, to re-examine your own creative process exploring the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of image making, and find new paths to creative growth. Our goals are to help each participant develop or refine a sense of personal style and to make serious amateur, fine-art, or commercial work more passionate and fulfilling.
Emphasizing simplicity, practical demonstrations, field trips, individual portfolio reviews, and discussions centering on the work of both historically significant and little known photographers, we try to refine our views on producing work and balancing the various aspects of a busy life. In addition to re-examining expressive darkroom & digital printmaking techniques, we discuss how to develop projects, exhibitions, and the contemporary publishing world.
Participants may work in black and white, color, film, or digital. All camera formats welcome. Everyone is encouraged to bring a sense of humor and a sense of purpose. Wise-asses, hotdogs, poets, and burnouts are welcome.
(Includes daily registration for the full days of the class, models, class transportation and a boxed lunch for each full day of the workshop.)
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Photographers should bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and projecting their work for critiques in class. Digital projectors with standard DVI / VGA cables will be provided. If you require HDMI or DVI connectors and / or adapters, please bring one to class.
All Workshop Participants are invited to the Canon/Freestyle Digital Print Center at Korakia on Thursday, September 24th from 11:00am to 6:00pm to have an image of their choice printed out on a Canon Pro 2000 printer, using custom profiles and on their choice of several inkjet papers.
Legendary educator, called a “Poet of the Ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, and recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Keith Carter’s haunting, enigmatic photographs have been shown in over one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. Eleven books of his work have been published along with a documentary film: A Certain Alchemy, available in DVD, released by Anthropy Arts, NY.
A gifted and insightful teacher, Keith Carter held the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Texas until 2019 where he was awarded the University’s highest teaching honors; the Regents’ Professor Award and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize.
Featured on the arts segment of nationally televised CBS Sunday Morning, Keith is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center For Documentary Studies at Duke University. His work 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.
“Just wanted to thank you guys for the wonderful workshop this week. I had the honor of being in Keith Carter’s class and I am still buzzing!” – Grant
“I thought Keith was a very inspirational person with much insight, humor, talent and sensitivity. I thoroughly enjoyed his workshop.” – Susan
“What a unique human being. I understand now how much of himself he pours into his work. It opened my eyes!” – Deborah
“I never realized how closely connected my eyes and heart were until I spent three days with Keith. It was revelatory for me. Highly recommended!” – Craig