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Ghostlight: Photographs by Keith Carter

Ghostlight by Keith Carter
Ghostlight © Keith Carter

Exhibit dates: January 17 - December 3, 2023

Keith Carter’s photography explores time, place, and vernacular culture. Dubbed a “poet of the ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, Carter has spent a lifetime exploring humanity’s landscape through his artistic lens. His series Ghostlight captures the other worldly spirits of swamps, marshes, bogs, baygalls, bayous, and fens. This exhibition features over thirty photographs from his newest monograph Ghostlight, forthcoming from the University of Texas Press.

Keith Carter (American, b. 1948) is an internationally recognized artist and educator who holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University. He has received the Texas Medal of Arts, the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Regent’s Professor Award from the Texas State University System. His photography has been shown in more than 115 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. Sixteen monographs of his work have been published, along with two documentary films. The Wittliff holds the major archive of Keith Carter’s photography.