Kailua Village Artists


Kathleen T. Carr




Kathleen T. Carr is a professional and fine art photographer, teacher, author, and a former Polaroid Creative Uses Consultant.   She received a B.F.A. (cum laude) in Photography from Ohio University in 1970, and then studied extensively with Minor White and worked for Aperture.   Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally, purchased for private and public collections, including the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Polaroid Collection.   Her images have appeared in numerous books and periodicals.   Her three books are Polaroid Transfers; Polaroid Manipulations (Amphoto Books 1997 & 2002), and To Honor the Earth (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991, Japanese and Spanish editions, 1997).   Selected periodicals include Outdoor Photographer (featured artist), National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Decor, (featured artist), Photo Vision, (featured artist), Esquire, Art of Northern California and American Art Collector.  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).   Kathleen received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1991.   She has resided in the Captain Cook area of Hawaii since 2006, and her current passions are black and white digital infrared, photographing and filming underwater, and the digital darkroom.   She has recently released a 28-minute DVD, Whale Journey, about humpback whales.

Jim Alinder, of the Alinder Gallery and internationally respected photography authority, states, “Kathleen’s pictures, with their multiple layers of image and meaning, are also exquisite evocations of life, nature, and the human form. Subtle qualities of light and tonal nuance charm the psyche.   Often her pictures are ethereal journeys to places of beauty.   She may take us on a walk through her neighborhood, a hike into the woods, or on a distant voyage. Kathleen’s pictures are intimate interactions, quiet conversations shared.”


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