Eric J. Keller
Owner and Director
Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Soulcatcher Studio Gallery Director Eric J. Keller has been involved in nearly every aspect of the art and business of photography for the past three decades. Since 2002 he has owned and operated Soulcatcher Studio, a gallery of photographic masterworks based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soulcatcher Studio specializes in 20th century photo-documentary studies and the classic American landscape. Mr. Keller’s background includes research consultant work for a number of fine art photography publications, including the acclaimed monograph, Edward Curtis: The Master Prints by Clark Worswick. Most recently he served as a contributing writer for the upcoming revised edition of the essential reference volume, The Photograph Collector's Guide.
Keller formerly served as a two-term Vice President on the Board of Directors for Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting photographic projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments, and other social concerns. He continues to mentor several photographers that he worked with at Blue Earth Alliance.
Soulcatcher Studio serves to advance public understanding of and appreciation for photography and create opportunities for regional and national artists to present their work. Since 2006, Keller has served as a Portfolio Reviewer at various events throughout the United States, as well as abroad. Previous portfolio review participants Camille Seaman (SF Review 2007), Michael Donnor (2009 Photo Alliance Our World Portfolio Review) and Jennifer Shaw (PhotoNOLA Review 2010) are now part of the Soulcatcher Studio stable of artists. We are proud to have given Michael Donnor his first-ever solo gallery exhibition and have provided exhibition opportunities for several other portfolio review participants as well. Eric J. Keller also took Sarah Wilson (SF Review 2009) to the 2009 Lishui Photographic Cultural Festival in Lishui, China, to showcase her award-winning exhibition, Blind Prom.
Mr. Keller is most interested in reviewing projects that explore a theme and that are both visually challenging and cohesive, with the intention of expanding his stable of contemporary artists in the coming year. He is not interested in viewing abstract work.