Photographer______________Benita Keller
Resume
104 W. German St.
P.O. Box 2080
Shepherdstown, WV. 25443
USA
Work Experience
1985- present


2003- Present


1983- Present


1998- Present


1987- Present



2000 Fall

1999 Spring

1996- 1999

Adjunct Instructor, Shepherd University, Photography Department,
Shepherdstown, WV.

Gallery Director, Frank Center for the Creative Arts Gallery,
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.

Fine Art Photographer/Artist, Freelance Photojournalist,
Lecture, Curator, and Photography Instructor.

Darkroom Coordinator and Technician, Shepherd University,
Shepherdstown, WV.

Photography Editor, Antietam Review Magazine
(A National Literary and Photography Magazine)


Adjunct Photogrqphy Instructor, Hagerstown Community College,  Hagerstown,Md.

Interim, Photography Department Chair, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown,WV.

USA Today, Freelance Stringer, Washington, DC.
EDUCATION
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1981
Master of Fine Arts Degree (Photography), University of Maryland,
College Park, MD. Studied under John Gossage.

Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree (Photography), Shepherd University, Shepherdstown,WV.

Associate of Arts Degree (Photography), Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.
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*Out of Darkness. Photographs of Cuba. Concordia University, Irvine, CA.

*Trailer and Trash or Looking Through Rose Colored Glasses, Installation and One Day
Digital Shoot and Digital Printing. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.

*Photographs by Benita Keller, Enter Hotel Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV.

Faculty Exhibition, Sheherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.

*Circus of Tiny Invisibility. Washington County Arts Council Gallery, Hagerstown, MD.

Faculty Exhition, Shepherd Univeristy, Shepherdstown, WV.

*Photographs by Benita Keller, Rocco's, Hagerstown, MD.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Benefit Exhibition. Washington, DC.

*Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Washington Spy Restuarant,
Hagerstown, MD.

*Cuba, 2003, Entler Hotel Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV.

Shepherd University Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Shepherd University,
Shepherdstown, WV.

Voices, Selected Photographic Artist, Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD.

*Nudes and Landscapes: Photographs. The Art House Studio & Gallery, Leesburg, VA.

Benefit Art Exhibition and Sale. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.

*Nudes and Landscapes: Photographs. The art House Studio & Gallery, Leesburg, VA.

Red: Birth, Death, andWoman. Book Dummy Installation. Faculty Exhibition, Shepherd
University, Shepherdstown, WV.

Facutly Exhibition, Frank Arts Center, Sheperd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Photographs of Cuba. Cuba Photographica Center, Havana, Cuba.

Benefit Art Exhibition and Sale. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.

Juried Art Exhibition. Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD.

Cuba. Lost Dog Art Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV.

150 Years of Photography Through the State of Maryland. Baltimore Historical Museum, Baltimore, MD.

Faculty Exhibition, Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.

Juried Art Exhibition. Blue Elephant Art Gallery, Frederick, MD.

Cuba. Maine Photo Workshop. Fototechnia, Havana, Cuba.

*The Bride and The Veil. Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC.

*The Bethany House Project. Frank Art Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown.WV

Soho Photo National Competition Winners, Soho Photo, 15 White Street, New York,
New York. Juror: Melissa Harris, Aperture.

Touchstone Gallery Photography Exhibition, Washington, DC. Juror: Verna Curtis,
Library of Congress Photography Curator.Washington County Women in Art, Washington County Arts Council Gallery,
Hagerstown, MD.

The Three photographers: Frank “Tico” Herrara, Bruce Wilder and Benita Keller, AIIA gallery, Shepherdstown, WV.

Faculty Exhibition, Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.

Russian Triptych. Photos by Benita Keller and Matthew Williams, Paintings by Sasha Williams. Entler Hotel Arts Center, Shepherdstown, WV.

Portraits or Pictures. Juror: Mary Panzer, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait
Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

McLean Project for the Arts, Emerson Gallery, McLean, VA. Sarah Tanguy,Curator

Episode 6. Open invitation. Epicenter, Shepherdstown, WV.

Faculty Exhibition, Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown WV.

Faculty Exhibition, Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown., WV.

Nude Photography. Cumberland Arts Center, Cumberland, MD.

*Vietnam: A Hero’s* Journey. Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA.

Faculty Exhibition. Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.

Photography on the Edge. Maryland Arts Place, Baltimore, MD.

Photography on the Edge. Salisbury State College, Salisbury, MD.

Photography on the Edge. Montgomery State College, Montgomery, MD.

Nudes. Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC.

*Vietnam. Fair’s Art Gallery, Hagerstown, MD.

Faculty Exhibition, Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.

Alexandria, Outside Looking In. Torpedo Arts Center, Alexandria, VA.

*Spirit Unbroken: The Village People and Their Land of Northern Nigeria, West Africa.
Boarman Arts Center Gallery, Martinsburg, WV.

*Spirit Unbroken: The Village People and Their Land of Northern Nigeria, West Africa.

Mary Condon Hodgon Gallery, Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD.

*Cityscapes. Fair’s Art Gallery, Hagerstown, MD.

*Landscapes. Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown, MD.

*Recent Photographs. Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.

*Palms 139. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.

Artscape. Baltimore, MD.

Master Thesis Show. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
AWARDS
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Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Award Finalist: The Bethany House Project.
Maryland Individual Artist Grant Recipient ($3,000) Photojournalist: Cuba.

Top 100 Photographers, Ernst Haas Award.

Solo Exhibition Award Recipient, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC.

Maryland State Individual Arts Grant ($6,000). Photojournalist: Russia.

Top 100 Photographer, Ernst Haas Award.

Maryland State Individual Arts Grant ($1,000)

Best in Show. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Cumberland Valley
Photographic Salon, Hagerstown, MD.

Antietam Review Photography Award, Hagerstown, MD.

2nd Place, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Cumberland Valley
Photographic Salon, Hagerstown, MD.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
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Jury, Westmoreland Art Exhibition, Westmoreland, PA.
Speaker, Magazine Photography. Antietam Reveiew Magazine. Hagerstown, MD.

Guest Lecturer, Photojournalism in Africa, Russia, Vietnam and Cuba. International Society of Photographers, Washington, DC.

Juror, International Society of Photographers, Washington, DC.

American 24/7 Photographer for State of West Virginia.
The Pinhole Camera Workshop, Shepherdstown, WV.
Summer Portrait and Nude Photography Workshops, Shepherdstown, WV

Freelance Photojournalist, 9/11, New York City, NY.
Speaker: Benita Keller and Photographs of Cuba. Antietam Photographic Society,
Hagerstown, MD.
Multimedia Presentation. Benita Keller, Photographer, The Art Farm Forum.
Shepherdstown, WV.

Middle East Peace Talks, Press Photographer, Shepherdstown, WV.
Juror: Waterford Photography Competition, Waterford, VA.
Curator: Cuba. Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.
Curator: Cuba. Lost Dog Cafe, Shepherdstown, WV.

Women’s History Month. Slide Presentation: The Bethany House Project. Shepherd
College, Shepherdstown, WV.

Curator: 3rd Annual Color II and Juried Photography Exhibition, Shepherd College,
Shepherdstown, WV.
Who’s Who Among American Teachers

Workshop Directed: Polaroid Transfer Process, Big Pool, MD.
Curator: Historical Photographic Exhibition. Independent Cement Company,
Hagerstown, MD.
Curator: 2nd Annual Color II and Juried Photography Exhibition,
Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.
Panel Discussion: A Very “Gablik” Art Discussion.
Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.
Keynote Speaker, Writer’s Day. Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown, MD.
Gallery Talk: TGIF Day. Benita Keller Talks About Her Photographs of Russia,
Hagerstown, MD.

Curator: Photographica. An Exhibition of Historical Photographic Items, Shepherd
College, Shepherdstown, WV.
Panel Discussion: A Women’s Symposium. Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.
Curator: 1st Annual Color II and Juried Photography Exhibition, Shepherd College,
Shepherdstown, WV.
Gallery Talk: TGIF. Benita Keller Talks about Her Photographs of Vietnam,
Hagerstown, MD.

Lecture: Edward Sheriff Curtis, Photographs of Native American Indians,
Hagerstown, MD.

Gallery Talk. Vietnam: A Hero’s Journey. Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA.
Curator: Exploring the Nude: Photographs from a Summer Workshop, Fair’s Gallery,
Hagerstown, MD.
Workshop Directed: Children’s Summer Photographic Workshop, Big Pool, MD.
Juror: Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Alexandria, VA.

Juror: Frederick County Photographic Society, Frederick, MD.

Juror: Antietam Photographic Society, Hagerstown, MD.
Lecture: Photographs by Benita Keller. Antietam Photographic Society, Hagerstown, MD.
COLLECTIONS
National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives, Washington D.C.

Washington Center for Photography, Washington, D.C.

California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA.

Baltimore Museum of History, Baltimore, MD.

Carol Harrison and Greg Grady Private Art Collection McClean, VA.

Gayle Rothchild Private Photography Collection, Bethesda, MD.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Photojournalism
Women In Photography
Seminar in Photography
Women in Art
Black and White Photography
Private Student Photography Tutoring
Landscape
Polaroid Transfer Photography



Photojournalism: Cuba
Nude Photography Criticism
Pinhole Camera
Alternative Processes in Photography
Private Workshops: Adult and Children
Color Photography ICreative Way Workshops
Color Photography II
Pinhole Camera
PORTFOLIOS



Photojournalism
Bride and The Veil
Landscapes 30 X 40
Cuba
Russia
Animals: Dead and Alive
Red: Birth, Death and Woman
Photojournalism
Mythology: Nudes and
Second Glance
Nigerian Family
Portrait Fragments


The Circus of Tiny Invisibility/Digital
Women
911/New York
Landscapes
Million Man March
Vietnam
Portraits
Nigeria, Africia
Cuba
Landscapes 30/40
Trailer and Trash/Digital Photos
Second Glance
Vintage: Dress and Women
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