VAN KEUREN, VICTOR
Victor Van Keuren has been photographing worldwide since 1974.
He has lived and photographed in Alaska and Northern Canada from 1980-1988.
He also lived and worked in coastal Maine from 1995-2008.
He has photographed a wide variety of subjects from National Parks to urban portraits and architecture. While living in Rochester, New York he learned to work with large format cameras and platinum printing and dye-transfer techniques.
He also studied and worked at the famed Rochester Institute of Technology and the Kodak laboratories. In Rochester, the George-Eastman-Museum allowed him many opportunities for exposure to the masters of photography. It was here he discovered the imagery of his biggest influences such as Edward Weston, Paul Caponigro, Minor White and Jerry Uelsmann.
“I have always been drawn to the relationship of the Micro/Macro in the natural world”, “My imagery is taking on a psychological aspect that is free from scale and leaves the viewer the space for personal interpretation”
Van Keuren now divides his time between the Southwest United States and Dusseldorf, Germany. His most current projects include working on Easter Island and in the Altiplano areas of South America in Chile and Bolivia.
Education and Photographic Study
Advanced Photography with Janis Miglavs 1975 / 76
Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, New York 1982
Kodak Laborotories – Dye Transfer Work 1982
Canon Explorers of Light Seminars 2002
Awards and Grants
Foundation de Artistas – Merida, Mexico
Artist in Residence – January-February 2017
Exhibition Grant – United States Embassy, Santiago de Chile – March 2017
Photoworkshops.com – Composition Award Winner
Exhibitions – Group
Vendemia 2017 – Casablanca, Chile – March 2017
Foundation de Artistsas, Merida, Mexico – February 2017
World Tour Exhibitions – Las Vegas, Nevada – September 2016
World Tour Exhibitions – Scottsdale, Arizona – October 2016
Exhibitions – Solo
The Spontaneous Landscape – Southwest Harbor, Maine – August, 2006
dos desiertos – Santiago de Chile – March 2017
dos desiertos – Dusseldorf, Germany – Galerie Weigmann – June 2017
Bank of America – San Francisco
National Geographic Magazine Stock
Portugal – 2009
Dos Desiertos / Cielo y Tierra – 2016
Spiritus / Rapa Nui – 2016
Wine Spectator Magazine – 1998-1999
Food and Wine Magazine – 2001-2003
Bon Apetit – 2006
Sharkstreams Calendars – 1988 – 1989
The Story Behind The Scenery – Acadia National Park – 2004