Keith Graham was born in Mississippi, but found his way to the rivers and mountains of Montana. He earned undergraduate degrees in English and history at Vanderbilt University, and after studying and traveling in Switzerland, he returned to the states and earned his master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. There, along with two other colleagues, he produced a book Glasgow, Story of a Missouri Rivertown. After graduating, he worked for newspapers including The Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News and The Roanoke Times—holding positions of staff photographer, photo editor, designer and director of photography. In the summer of 1998, Keith, his wife and three of their four sons moved to Missoula, Montana, where he currently works as an associate professor and director of the photojournalism program at The University of Montana School of Journalism. He teaches courses in photojournalism, design and new media. Keith is working on two documentary projects, one about the lives of multigenerational family ranches in Montana and one on regional rodeos, concentrating on women in rodeo. His work has appeared in various publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Time, Newsweek, Life, Sports Illustrated and Paris Match.
2011 Course: Road Trip Montana