Keith Alan Sprouse is an editorial, documentary, and portrait photographer based in Charlottesville, where he lives with his wife Sarah and their dog Paco. His fascination with stories and storytelling led him to complete graduate work in comparative literature and into academia, where he taught a wide variety of literature and cultural studies courses for the better part of two decades. Later, he underwent training to become a therapist and has spent the past few years working with his clients to gain insight into their own stories and to take charge of rewriting them as a way of dealing with their mental health and substance abuse issues.  He brings this passion for storytelling to his photography projects, creating visual narratives in collaboration with his subjects and sharing those stories in a wide variety of contexts, ranging from art galleries and photo essays in publications to advertising and other commercial work. He is also the company photographer for Charlottesville Ballet, a local professional ballet company.  


Solo Exhibitions

2015     The Art of Hair, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, Virginia

 

Group Exhibitions

2014    create2, CitySpace Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

2012    Recent Work, Charlottesville Photography Initiative Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

 

Juried Group Exhibitions

2014    Photo Annual, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, Virginia.  Juror: Pat Jarrett

2012    Local Work, Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville Photography InitiativeGallery.  Jury: Michael “Nick” Nichols (National Geographic), Jenna Pirog (Look3), and Greg Kelly (The Bridge PAI)

 

Media

"Off the Top: The Bridge Weaves History and Intimacy into the 'Art of Hair,'" C-VILLE Weekly, November 4-10, 2015, p. 29. (http://www.c-ville.com/off-top-bridge-weaves-history-intimacy-art-hair/)

"Soundboard," WTJU Radio, October 15, 2015. (https://soundcloud.com/wtju/hair)

"The Art of Hair," WVTF/Radio IQ, October 15, 2015. (http://wvtf.org/post/art-hair)

“Blogger Documents Charlottesville Residents with Stories, Photos,” NBC 29 WVIR-TV, December 27, 2012. (http://www.nbc29.com/story/20435916/blogger-documents-charlottesville-residents-with-stories-photos)             

“People Project: Sprouse clicks with Cville's everyman,” The Hook, December 20, 2012. (http://www.readthehook.com/108901/keith-alan-sprouse)

 

Selected Editorial Clients

Magazines: Virginia, C-VILLE Weekly, Best of C-VILLEThe Hook, Abode, and Charlottesville Family; Newspapers: The Star Exponent and The Daily Progress

 

Selected Corporate and Performing Arts Clients

The University of Virginia, Charlottesville Ballet, The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, Victory Hall Opera, Region Ten Community Services Board, and Capitol Opera Richmond