The idea of an extended photographic document is not new, in fact Keith is aware of a constructed panoramic image with full Daguerretype plates of San Francisco harbor dating from 1848. Sometimes the single image does not or can not present the idea in the way the photographer conceived it. Sometimes the concept is derived from a re-view of the images made, sometimes they are previewed, and sometimes they are constructed from an idea unrelated to the original event.
Keith Johnson received his MFA from RISD studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind following a year at Visual Studies Workshop with Nathan Lyons. Ten years of teaching led to a move to the business side of photography after completing an MBA. He supports his fine art making as a sales consultant in the northeast and is on the summer faculty at Penland School of Crafts, VSW, and Maine Media Workshop, and thesis mentor at SVA in NYC, AIB in Boston, and NHAI, Manchester, NH.
His work has been exhibited in solo exhibits including Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, FotoFest, Houston, TX; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, New England School of Photography and Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA, Nelson Hancock Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Wall Space Gallery in Seattle and Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT.
Collections include RISD, George Eastman House, and Center for Creative Photography. He is a recipient of two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowships and Residencies at Light Work and Visual Studies Workshop, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, and Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT.
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