Kathleen T. Carr is a professional and fine art photographer, teacher, author, and a former Polaroid Creative Uses Consultant. Receiving a BFA in Photography from Ohio University in 1970, she 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 has appeared in numerous books and periodicals.
Her four books are Polaroid Transfers, Polaroid Manipulations Amphoto Books 1997 & 2002), To Honor the Earth (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991) and Dolphins: Kindred Spirits. 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 and photographing and filming underwater. In March 2014 she released a 28-minute DVD, Whale Journey, about humpback whales.