Keith Carter (b. 1948) a Texas native, currently lives in Beaumont , Texas. Earning a degree in business administration from Lamar University in Beaumont in 1970, Carter began working on personal photographs as well as commercial photography. His commitment to long term personal projects has resulted in the publication of twelve monographs including From Uncertain to Blue (1988), The Blue Man (1990), Mojo (1992), Heaven of Animals (1996), Bones (1996), Keith Carter Twenty Five Years (1997), Holding Venus (2000), Ezekiel’s Horse (2000), Two Spirits (with Mauro Fiorese) (2001), Opera Nuda (2006), Dream a Place of Dreams (with Mauro Fiorese) (2008), A Certain Alchemy (2008) and Fireflies: Photographs of Children (2009). In addition, Carter's editorial work has included cds, albums, book jackets, and over 6000 portraits of children.
Carter is a professor at Lamar University and also teaches workshops.