A Certain Alchemy available in Hardcover
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- University of Texas Press
Lauded as "a transcendent realist" and "a poet of the ordinary," Keith Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has been shown in over one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. At first finding his subjects in the familiar, yet exotic, places and people of his native East Texas, Carter has since expanded his range not only geographically, but also into realms of dreams and imagination, where objects of the mundane world open glimpses into ineffable realities.
In A Certain Alchemy, his tenth book, Keith Carter explores relationships that are timeless, enigmatic, and mythological. Drawing from the animal world, popular culture, folklore, and religion, Carter presents photographs that attempt to reflect hidden meanings in the real world. Accompanying the images is an introduction by Carter's friend and fellow photographer Bill Wittliff, who describes Carter's artistic journey and the epiphanies he has experienced. Patricia Carter, Keith's wife and muse, also offers her insights into the wellsprings of his work.
In Keith Carter's own words, "A Certain Alchemy is a collection of imperfect observations of the relationship we have to our ideas of place, time, memory, desire, and regret. It is an anthology of oblique angles and awkward pauses that examines the history of photography and our own shared natural histories."
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Series:||Southwestern & Mexican Photography Series, The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||12.30(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Bill Wittliff is a distinguished photographer and writer whose photographs have been published in A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, La Vida Brinca, and Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy and exhibited in the United States and abroad. With his wife, Sally, he founded the highly regarded Wittliff Collections at Texas State University–San Marcos, which include the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection and the Southwestern Writers Collection.