IMG_9867Writer and photographer Bob Keefer graduated from Harvard University in 1975 and spent four decades as a newspaper writer before retiring in 2013 to pursue landscape photography and independent writing. He wrote about art and artists for most of the 30 years he worked at The Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon.

In 2006 he was a fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts’ Journalism Institute for Theater and Musical Theater in Los Angeles.

Keefer has shown his hand-colored photography at the Karin Clarke Gallery and the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene and at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland. You can see his work at

He is on the board of directors of the Lane Arts Council, which supports regional arts through arts education, and previously served on the board of Wordcrafters, a writing conference in Eugene.

He lives on 18 wooded acres outside Creswell, Oregon, with his wife, Lisa Strycker, and their son, nature writer Noah Keefer Strycker.