Keith Carter in Dallas


Keith Carter:  „How to love the Empty Air“, 2018
© Keith Carter courtesy of the PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX

Keith Carter is a US American photographer known for his eerie tableaux with animals and figures in landscapes, still-lifes and portraits. With his intense black and white images he creates a mysterious sense of mythology and disorientation, turning the familiar places and people of his native East Texas into something strange.

The PDNB (Photos Do Not Bend) Gallery is presenting pictures taken so far during Carter’s nearly fifty year career, revealing the artist’s diversity of styles and forms of expression, starting with documentary all the way to magical realism. He counts mythology and fairy-tales, folklore from the Southern States, and religious rituals among the things that have influenced him.

Keith Carter was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1948, and grew up in Beaumont, Texas. He first studied Business Administration at Lamar University in Beaumont. After graduating, he began to teach himself photography. He has received the Texas Medal of Arts and the Lange Turner Award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Carter has published eleven monographes. His work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C., and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The photographer lives and works in Beaumont, Texas.

Further information available at: [PDNB Gallery]