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Keith Carter


Keith Carter of Beaumont, Texas is an internationally recognized photographer. His works have been published in numerous books. Eight monographs of his black and white photographs including Ezekiel’s Horse were   published in 2000. Carter’s   work is also in a great many public and private collections; including the Art Institute of Chicago, President and Mrs. Barack Obama, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, George Eastman House, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography at Texas State University.

Today, Carter teaches photography at Lamar University, where he holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Visual and Performing Arts. Carter has been awarded the University's highest teaching honors, the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award and University Professor Award. In addition he conducts workshops and seminars in the United States,

In 2009 Carter was awarded the Texas Medal of Arts. A 2006 documentary on Carter's work titled The Photographers Series: Keith Carter was produced by Anthropy Arts in New York. In 1997, "Keith Carter: Poet of the Ordinary" was produced as a national television arts segment on CBS Sunday Morning and in 1991 Carter received the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.