Writer 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. 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.
He is on the board of directors of the Lane Arts Council and of Wordcrafters in Eugene, an annual writing conference that debuted in 2014. He is editor of EugeneArtTalk.com, a website about the fine arts in and around Eugene. He lives on 18 wooded acres outside Creswell, Oregon, with his wife, Lisa Strycker.
Their son, Noah Keefer Strycker, is a bird photographer, illustrator, writer and associate editor of Birding magazine. Strycker’s most recent book, The Thing With Feathers, came out in spring 2014 from Riverhead Books.