Tuesday, August 13th | 7:30 PM | Rockport Opera House
Maine Media Master Series Lectures
Sean Kernan is a photographer, writer, and teacher who came to photography from theater. He is the author of two monographs, The Secret Books and Among Trees. He has exhibited at galleries and museums accross the US and the world and has created media performance pieces at MASS MoCA, Guggenheim Projects in New York, and Poftland Performing Arts Festival. He is currently working on a theater/dance/multimedia piece, The Drowned Man. He has produced and directed two documentaries, The Kampala Boxing Club, about boxing in Africa, and Crow Stories, about the Crow Tribe of Montana, and contributed the concept for the CBS film, To America, and served as Associate Producer.
Recipient of the 2009 Texas Medal of Arts and called a “Poet of the Ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, 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 including a mid-career survey, Keith Carter Photographs/Twenty-Five Years. A documentary film: A Certain Alchemy, available in DVD, was released by Anthropy Arts, NY in 2006. Keith Carter holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where he has been awarded the University’s two highest teaching honors, the University Professor Award and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize.