Karen Keating

August 2, 2012 by jcloud@glenecho...

MFA in photography, Maryland Institute College of Art.  Studied at the Corcoran School, Maine and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Photography studio teacher at The Field School, 1990-present; Director of Photoworks at Glen Echo Park.  Teaches darkroom classes, intermediate, and advanced classes including "Towards a Personal Style," "Silver Print," and summer youth darkroom and portrait classes at Photoworks.  Member Multiple Exposures Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, and Society of Photographic Educators.  Recipient of Tufts University Teacher Award, Maryland State Arts Council grant and, most recently, 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER in Santa Fe, NM.  Recently self-published her first photography book, Cubans: Watching and Waiting.


As a photography teacher, my first concern is to determine the level of experience and needs of the student in order to tailer the course content to their particular needs.  My basic premise is to have them fall in love with the idea of visual communication and exploration--to love to make photos!  I want each student to invest in the excitement of capturing a moment in time, of finding their personal voice and experiencing the joy of visual communication.  I believe in the power of a small, trusting community for critiquing and the necessity of dialogue between teacher and student.


For more information, email kwkeating "at" comcast.net or visit karenkeating.com.


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