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Kelly Culpepper

Kelly Culpepper
Kelly started Carolina Captured in 2005 and is a photographer and educator in Charlotte, NC. He has created and led workshops to Ireland, Nova Scotia, and Ocracoke in addition to teaching over 30 photo workshops at Wildacres Retreat.

Kelly shoots for advertising, corporate and editorial clients and has taught photography for the Ringling College of Art, University of Florida and UNC-Charlotte.

He studied photography with Jerry Uelsmann at the University of Florida, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. www.culpepperphoto.com

Carolyn DeMerittCarolyn DeMeritt
is a self-taught photographer living in Charlotte, NC with over thirty years experience as an artist, curator, and art consultant. She has received grants from the NEA and NC Arts Council and her work is held in numerous museum collections including the Virginia Museum of Art, The High Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Carolyn’s work often focuses on places underrepresented or undergoing dramatic changes. Her portraits bring an awareness of certain groups of people who reside in the shadows but whose strength and perseverance should be celebrated. www.carolyndemeritt.com

David Batchelder

David Batchelder
David Batchelder received his MFA in Photography from the University of Iowa and currently lives in an island community north of Charleston, SC. He is an experienced photo educator and has taught photography at Amherst College, Smith College and Dartmouth University among other institutions. His recently published book, TIDELAND, is a visionary look at the abstract nature of shape, form and color in the macro world of beach sand and sediment found outside his island home.

You can read about David’s project at www.lenscratch.com/2016/02/david-batchelder-tideland/