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Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett

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Profession: Photographer, Author
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota , United States ( MSP )
Home base: Minneapolis, NYC, Marseille
URL: http://www.pickettphoto.com
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Languages spoken: English
Organization: Keri Pickett Photographer
Skype: Keripickett keripickett
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Member since: 03 Feb 2006 13:02


Author of Love in the 90s, BB & Jo: The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995) had a first printing of 150,000 copies. Faeries (Aperture Books, 2000) won the Lambda Literary Award for best art book of 2000 and Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (Random House, 2004) Photographs by Keri Pickett. Essays & Interviews by Margaret Nelson helped raise money for the homeless shelter it features.

In 1983 Fred McDarrah gave me an internship at the Village Voice Newspaper in NYC and I have been on my own ever since that time. In the late 80’s I left NYC and went home to MN due to a diagnosis of Burkitt’s lymphoma cancer. During my two years of chemotherapy I photographed children coping with life-threatening illness and often I would finish the roll of film at my grandparent’s home before heading to the darkroom to process my film. The result was not what I expected as I never published the book about children, but I did create my first book which paired images of my grandparents in their mid 90’s with their year long postal courtship from the late 1920s. That first book had a miraculous printing of 150,000 copies and the title is Love in the 90s, BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, a Granddaughter’s Portrait (WarnerBooks, 1995). My second book Faeries (Aperture, 2000) is about a retreat place in the north woods for a group of gay men who identify as being radical faeries. My most recent book is about Mary Jo Copeland who I first photographed on a People magazine assignment. The reporter and I decided to go further and create a book about this amazing woman’s work with the poor and homeless resulting in Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (Shaw, 2004) photographs by Keri Pickett and texts by Margaret Nelson. I have been awarded fellowships from the Bush Foundation, McKnight, Jerome and Target Foundations as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. My pictures have appeared in Life, Time and People magazines as well as Stern and Geo. My corporate clients include Horizon Organic, Allina Health Systems and RBC Dain Raucher. I am associated with the picture agency WpN in NYC.



Keri Pickett. "Not Your Mom's Lamaze Class" Time Magazine , Aug 23 2007.
Keri Pickett. "Minnesota's Teetotal Taxis" Time Magazine , Jan 19 2007.
Keri Pickett. "Are we giving our kids too many drugs?" Time Magazine , Oct 26 2003.

Recent Post

NYC apartment sublet available

Friends of mine offer their apartment every year for a 6 month sublet. Here are the details:

The apartment is located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn and rents for 1,500 a
month. We’re looking for a six-month subletter, from May to October 1st,
though the dates are slightly flexible on both ends. It’s a large
one-bedroom with an enormous deck, accessed through a door off the kitchen.
We’ve planted it with trees, flowers, and herbs and would love someone who
would like to maintain our trees, as well as plant whatever they want. In
the warm months, we keep the kitchen door open (it has a screen door) and
let the breeze and sun in.
It’s a fairly large apartment for New York, with an eat-in kitchen, two
living rooms, a bedroom, and a roomy, tiled bathroom with a bidet. Wood
floors, lots of dark wood trim, pocket doors between the two living rooms,
new stove, new fridge.
We’ve been here 5 years, and really enjoy the neighborhood. It’s a short
walk to Prospect Park, and just three blocks from Vanderbilt Avenue,
Prospect Height’s main drag and a really cool street full of new bars,
restaurants, cool stores, a great bakery, grocery store, etc. We’re also two
blocks from Fulton Street, which is Clinton Hill’s main street, and not as
cute, but totally serviceable (grocery, laundry, etc.). We’re 3 stops into
brooklyn on the C train, 20 minutes to lower Manhattan.
We leave the apartment furnished (the bed, a wedding present, is
unbelievably comfortable) and clean. We pay the wireless internet, and the
gas is paid by the landlord, so the only bill for the subletter to pay is
the electric bill.

If interested, contact me, Amy, at athielen@msn.com or 917 548 9530.

26 Mar 2008 18:03 | 1 replies


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