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Kathleen Carr


Kathleen T. Carr has been a fine art and professional photographer for over fifty years. She has worked with a variety of techniques and alternate processes over the years.  Her current passions are photographing infrared, landscapes, nature, and the digital darkroom. Kathleen has lived in Hawaii full time since 2006, but spent months each year on the Big Island since 1991.

Kathleen received a BFA (cum laude) in Photography from Ohio University and then studied extensively with Minor White and worked for Aperture, a renowned photography quarterly.

Kathleen received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1991.  For decades, she taught alternative Polaroid techniques and Photoshop in colleges, art centers and the San Francisco Art Institute. She still offers private instruction in photography and the digital darkroom.

Kathleen was a staff photographer at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, and Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA during the ‘70s and ‘80s. At Findhorn she was the photographer and photo editor for the books The Findhorn Garden, Faces of Findhorn (Harper & Row, 1975, 1980) and The Findhorn Family Cookbook (Shambhala, 1981).

Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally, purchased for private collections, and has appeared in numerous books and periodicals. Her five books are Walks in the Neighborhood; Dolphins: Kindred Spirits; Polaroid Transfers; Polaroid Manipulations (Amphoto Books 1997 & 2002), and To Honor the Earth (Harper San Francisco, 1991).

Kathleen is president and a founding member of SOKO (South Kona Artists Collective), who host an Artists Studio Tour during the last weekend in February each year, see She is also a member of the art group, West Hawaii Artists Tribe (WHAT).

Kathleen Carr
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