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Eleanor Owen Kerr is a landscape photographer currently working in her native Louisiana environs. She uses film-based, large format cameras and prints in a traditional wet darkroom. She values the contemplative stance and intimate connection with the
work fostered by these hands-on processes.

Kerr studied at Maine Photographic Workshops and apprenticed with Paul Caponigro,
Her photographs incorporate a level of contemplative stillness that belies the
simultaneous sense of drama inherent her perception of nature.

Publications and Awards
Southern Photography, January 2013
One One Thousand, November 2012
The Photo Review, 2012
International Photography Awards 2008-2010, 2012
B&W Spider Awards, 3rd, 5th, and 7th Annual
SHOTS Journal of Photography, Spring 2012
Pelican Bomb, Contemporary Visual Arts Association New Orleans, February 2012
Six Shooters, panelist 2010, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center
PX3, Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2009
Alligator Juniper, 2009 Issue
The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY, Juror?s Choice 2009
ARTisSpectrum, The Chelsea Perspective, May 2009
Women in Photography International: 2009 , "Turning Silver" Print Collection/Exhibition,
2012, Top 10 winner
Silvershotz Journal of Fine Art Photography, Nov. 2008
Photographer?s Forum, Best of Photography 2006-2012
Texas Artists Museum, 12th Nat'l Competition, second place
ART in Embassies, Exhibition Catalogue
Palm Springs Art Museum, 38th Exhibition, Honorable Mention

Selected Collections
Louisiana State University Museum of Art
Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA
U.S.Dept of State, U.S. Embassy, Surabaya, Malaysia
Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Office of William Cassidy, U.S. Representative
Baton Rouge Water Company, Baton Rouge, LA
Pennington Foundation, Baton Rouge, LA
Women in Photography International
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME

Education
Paul Caponigro apprenticeship, Cushing, ME, 2004-2005, 2008-2011
Professional Certificate, Maine Media Workshops/Rockport College, 2005
Vanderbilt University: JD1990; M.Ed.1983; BA1982

Gallery Representation
Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Photography West Gallery, Carmel, CA

Selected Juried and Gallery Exhibitions

2012:
Currents 2012, Ogden Museum, New Orleans,LA
Louisiana Contemporary, Ogden Museum, New Orleans,LA
Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011:
Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Fraction Magazine
Baton Rouge Gallery
Houston Center for Photography
Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
2010:
Vermont Photography Workplace Gallery
TPS 19 International
Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA
Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX
Baton Rouge Gallery
2009:
Agora Gallery, New York, NY
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. New Orleans, LA
TPS 18 International, one year traveling exhibition
The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY
Hammond Regional Arts Center, Hammond, LA
Katherine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2008:
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
Darkroom Photographic Arts Center , New Orleans, LA
Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Agora Gallery, New York, NY
U.S.Embassy, South Africa: invitation of ART in Embassies, Department of State
2007:
Agora Gallery, New York, NY
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
U.S Embassy, South Africa: invitation of ART in Embassies, Department of State
LSU Art Gallery, Baton Rouge LA
2006:
U.S.Embassy, South Africa: invitation of ART in Embassies, Department of State
Pen and Brush Gallery, NY, NY
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda MD
Visual Arts Alliance, Houston TX