CASETalks: Keith Carter & Anne Wilkes Tucker

Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 10 – 11 am

1637 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622


Keith Carter & Anne Wilkes Tucker


A conversation about photographing along the New Mexico/ Texas border

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am CT

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CASETalks, a monthly web series, debuts every Second Saturday at 10:00 am CT via Zoom. Artists are in conversation with curators, historians & other CASE partners.




Keith Carter will talk about his experience photographing along the Texas/New Mexico border, where CASE Art Fund is doing a project called Borderlines, about unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children forced by the US government into a temporary detention center built in Tornillo, TX, a remote, desert border town about 40 miles east of El Paso.

Keith Carter, called a "Poet of the Ordinary" by the Los Angeles Times, is the recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts for his haunting, enigmatic photographs that have been shown in more than 130 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. A gifted and insightful teacher, Carter is Regent’s Professor holding the Endowed Walles Chair of Art & Design at Lamar University in Texas where he was awarded the University's highest teaching honors, the Regents’ Professor Award, and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize. Thirteen monographs of his work have been published, including the recently released Keith Carter: Fifty Years. Carter was featured on the arts segment of CBS Sunday Morning and is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His work is included in numerous collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, The National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The George Eastman House, and The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.


Anne Wilkes Tucker is the curator emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and founding curator of the photography department in 1976, for which she acquired more than 30,000 photographs from all seven continents. She’s curated or co-curated over 40 exhibitions, most with accompanying catalogs, and conducted interviews with numerous legendary photographers. She has also contributed to more than 150 articles in magazines, books, and catalogs, and has lectured throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Her honors, fellowships, and awards include being selected as “American’s Best Curator” by Time Magazine in 2001 and an honorary doctorate from the College of Brockport, SUNY in 2011, and an honorary fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2019. She has been a trustee for the Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation since 2016 and served as a trustee of Randolph College between 2008 – 2018 and a trustee of FotoFest between 1990 and 2020 and is now trustee emerita of both institutions.


CASETalks is sponsored by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation