Keith Johnson Photographs


Ah, Penland

October 28th, 2013



Ah, Penland.

My fourth time teaching and the longest stint: eight weeks. It is pretty amazing being immersed in art making with 75 of your best art making friends in the studio and on fieldtrips, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; the dialogue and discourse flows endlessly. With printmakers, blacksmiths, jewelers, potters and glass blowers. Amazing. This is a world class craft school and the experience is world class as well.

The landscape in the mountains of NC about an hour NE of Ashville is endless, as is the beauty. Autumn is upon us and the color hasn’t quit. The horizon is non-existent and the land is right in your face, relentlessly beautiful and way green. It is safe to say that the Carolina mountains are the polar opposite of New Mexico in all ways.

I am teaching a class called the Extended Image that deals with issues of narrative, typology, topology, and time leading to the discussion of what is a photograph supposed to look like any way.  We talk about metaphor, meaning, voice and language. Photography as poetry and image.

We had two crits a day for the first couple of weeks working on some photo calisthenics then launching into a one week project of looking at the land, fashioning some panoramic pictures, breaking rules and making mistakes. More projects to come.

I am having a blast.

Penland School Fall Concentration

September 14th, 2013


Thanksgiving Video 09

May 30th, 2013

Nova Pleut

April 30th, 2013

Pluie Nova web


Singing in the rain. Sort of.

Ah, St. Pete Beach Redux

March 27th, 2013

mono Black30


Mono Black v. 2


Old work, New Show

March 14th, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-03-14 at 3.48.00 PM

Masaya Nova

January 27th, 2013

Masaya Nova



Speak up I can’t see you.

January 14th, 2013

Talking Heads 4070


Red, Blue and White Noise: Talking Heads v3

8 ft x 16 ft

Red, White and Blue Noise

January 2nd, 2013


RBW Noise (poster).cwk (WP)

Installation goes up 1/4/13

64 running feet of talking heads making noise, quietly in a library.



December 11th, 2012

Managua Airport

10″ x 94″

Pass-a-Grille, FL

October 3rd, 2012

Great name for a town.

12″ x 94″

Kanandarqua Galaxy

August 13th, 2012

Announcement in the Improper Bostonian

June 21st, 2012

Visual Studies Workshop

June 12th, 2012

The Extended Image Workshop 7/2 – 7/6/2012

Braga Grass

June 12th, 2012


Arctic Char 3

April 11th, 2012

Arctic Char 2

April 11th, 2012

Arctic Char

April 11th, 2012

Recent Work at Kehler Liddell Gallery

April 2nd, 2012

Please come to the opening April 22, 3:30-6:30

90 Miles to Cuba

March 15th, 2012


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