Keith Carter

Barry McWayne

Ted Orland

Amy Scott








2007 EVENT


August 4th–8th, 2009

Keith Carter

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. Ten books of his work have been published including a mid-career survey, Keith Carter Photographs/Twenty-Five Years and his newest, A Certain Alchemy (October 2008). A documentary film available in DVD; The Photographers Series: Keith Carter is available from Anthropy Arts, NY.

He has been featured on the arts segment of nationally televised CBS Sunday Morning, and is the recipient of two National Endowment For The Arts regional survey grants and the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center For Documentary Studies at Duke University.

His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The George Eastman House. 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.



Barry McWayne

Barry McWayne has been involved in professional photography for over 40 years. During much of this time he has had an abiding interest in photography as art.

In 1970, two years after arriving in Alaska, McWayne accepted a position with the University of Alaska Museum of the North as Coordinator of Photography. For more than 20 years he traveled throughout the state making pictures for Museum exhibits, publications, and research projects. His photographs have appeared in many scientific and cultural history books, journals and catalogs. In 1981 he initiated the Museum's permanent collection of Contemporary Fine Art Photography, and as curator, built the collection into the largest of its kind in the state. In 1992 McWayne was promoted to Coordinator of Fine Arts with responsibility for all of UAMN fine art collections. In 2007, after 36 years with the Museum, McWayne retired and was honored with the title Fine Arts Curator Emeritus.

Mr. McWayne has been active in art photography for four decades with more than 150 exhibitions to his credit. Much of his work is in black and white and deals with nature or with man's presence in nature. He has also produced extensive portfolios of environmental portraits, character studies, arranged object photographs, and documentary images in and out of Alaska. In the late 1990s, he experimented with multiple and sequential images, and with computer realizations of photographic imagery. In 2000, he completed the transition from film based photography to digital capture, and all of his photographs are now made exclusively with digital cameras and inkjet printers.

Speaking recently at a conference, McWayne described his interests:
"My personal work has roots in the grand landscape tradition of the West Coast. I have always relished the beauty and diversity of nature—the way birch trees glow at twilight, for example, or the variety of forms in wind-blown snow. I don't consider myself a landscape photographer per se, but nature as motif has proven to be a lasting source of inspiration."


Ted Orland

Ted Orland lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he pursues parallel careers in teaching, writing & photography. He began his professional career working as a young graphic artist for designer Charles Eames, and in the 1970’s became Ansel Adams’ Assistant and printer of Adams’ Yosemite Special Edition Prints. Ted taught traditional camerawork at Adams’ Annual Yosemite Workshop for fifteen years, and currently teaches digital photography at Cabrillo College, as well lecturing and offering Master Class workshops nationally. He has also taught fulltime at Stanford University and at the University of Oregon.

Ted is co-author (with David Bayles) of the classic artist’s survival guide, Art & Fear, and is author of its companion volume, The View From The Studio Door. He wrote Man & Yosemite, a history of nineteenth century Yosemite as revealed in photographs of the period. And on a much lighter note, he created the underground classic Photographic Truths poster.

Ted's personal photography engages a wide range of contemporary subject matter while continuing to honor the West Coast tradition of fine craftsmanship and printmaking. In 2001 he converted from darkroom to digital formatting and printing, but still employs film-based cameras to capture most of his images.

Ted’s photographs are widely exhibited and appear in major museum collections nationally, including those at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Amon Carter Museum in Dallas TX and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan. A large selection of Ted’s earlier photographic art appears in his monograph Scenes of Wonder & Curiosity, and several examples of his current work appear in Michelle Bates’ new book, Plastic Cameras: Toying With Reality. Ted’s artwork is represented by The Ansel Adams Gallery.

Additional information about Ted Orland can be found on his website at: http://www.tedorland.com


Amy Scott

Amy Scott, Curator of Visual Arts, has been with the Autry since August 2000. She organized the Autry exhibits Painted Light: California Impressionist Paintings from the Gardena High School/Los Angeles Unified School District Collection; Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America’s First National Park; and a two-gallery exhibit, Yosemite: Art of an American Icon, editing the accompanying publication.

Prior to joining the Autry, Ms. Scott was a curator at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, where she organized exhibitions and catalogues on Western American and European art, and served as the liaison for a catalogue raisonné on the work of Ernest Blumenschein and a comprehensive study on the Taos Society of Artists. Publications authored at the Gerald Peters Gallery include Nicolai Fechin: Across Two Continents, The Taos Society of Artists: Masters and Masterworks, and The New Mexico Painters(co-author).

Ms. Scott received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Kansas, and M.A in Art History from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She is currently working on her doctorate at the University of California-Irvine. Her areas of special interest include western landscape and land use; the art of New Mexico; and exhibition culture broadly.


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