All photographs are black & white gelatin silver prints,
archival preservation processed and mounted with a framable backing. Prints are made on the highest
quality IIford Gallerie double-weight fiber base paper, and selenium toned for lasting
appearance. Prints are individually made in my own studio for quality control purposes.
All Prints- posters -Books ordered using this mail in form will be hand
All my photos shown here and in
the book are available for order. I can forward preview photos or special requests by
e-mailed attachment. My photo Gallery exhibition schedule is available by phone or e-mail.
I occasionally do one man shows for special art shows and outdoor events.
or call (586) 749-9941
for latest book signing locations and dates
Click on images below to enlarge ...prices
include artist signature
x 10" $200.00
11 x 14" $300.00 16 x 20" $400.00
Room School house photos
Scenes field camera photos (click for order
(order photos Posters and Books by item # they include Mary Keithan's
Limited Edition Posters &
Photo collage POSTER -Michigan Heritage Barns ......... $ 20.00
Photo collage POSTER-Michigan One-Room Schools ... $ 20.00
album book " Michigan's Heritage Barns" 144 pages, 11x9" with 81 large
duotone photos and cloth book cover ...... $ 39.95
One Room Schoolhouse Photo diary soft cover book ...
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bookstore or use links on the left)
signed copies make a check or money orders in US funds made payable to Mary Keithan.
Mail order form to 22062 27 Mile Road, Ray, Michigan 48096. I ship all orders via UPS in damage
proof packaging. Click below for printable order form. Jot down image # from
this page, poster type or book title from this page.
Book 1 Description...During her time as an art student in New York
City, Mary Keithan never imagined that one day she would
drive the state of Michigan's labyrinthine back roads in search of architectural subjects
for her photographs. But, in 1990, shortly after acquiring an 8" x 10" view
camera, she began just such an odyssey. In the process she captured on film and preserved
images of the rural landscape's most endangered visual treasures, its aging, historic
Many of her "subjects" are in poor condition; many no longer stand.
And while we might expect a photographic series on aging barns to be a sad chronicle of
America's rural decline, instead Keithan gives us a visual story of endurance and
perseverance, of a way of life that in our modern times continues to thrive.
What Keithan has captured with her camera and presented in Michigan's
Heritage Barns is enriched with her own narrative, often including interesting
histories from the barn owners themselves. Photographs from most of Michigan's eighty
counties are included to create a collection that celebrates Michigan's rural heritage as
no other does."
One-Room Schoolhouses by Mary Keithan (Paperback - May 30, 2008
autographed copy of this book is $24.95) ....Book 2 Description.
. Nostalgic reminders of a time now
past, one-room schoolhouses are deeply embedded in our
heritage. Decades after their original purpose and inhabitants have vanished, they dot the rural landscape in all
conditions, from neglected and near collapse to handsomely renovated places repurposed
into a new existence as living quarters. Today no matter their state they stand as
miniature gems of nineteenth-century American history as well as charming examples of
rural architecture---above all, things to be treasured and preserved. Mary Keithan's
Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses is a beautifully illustrated chronicle that details nearly
a hundred of the state's early schoolhouses. Together with information about each
schoolhouse's architecture and history, including interviews with former students and
teachers, Keithan's photographs bring these structures back to life and assure their place
Mary Keithan is a professional photographer living in Ray, Michigan. Her
previous books include Michigan's Heritage Barns and A Time in Michigan: A
Photographic Series. New York Times critic Vicki Goldberg selected Keithan's 1995
image "Desert Storm Barn" for the Light Impression Biennial show below.
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