Kenneth Zeitler Photography Honorarium

The collection of photographs by celebrated North Carolina photographers has been made possible through the generosity Dr. Zeitler’s friends, family and patients. Dr Zeitler is a retired oncologist who worked at Rex.


If you would like to contribute to this collection or honor another UNC/Rex physician, please contact Kay Taylor at 919-883-6314 /

Burk Uzzle

Burk Uzzle

Originally from Raleigh North Carolina Burk Uzzle has made major contributions to the art of documentary photography. Hired by LIFE magazine at the age of 23, his work has informed much of the past six decades. Burk Uzzle’s work is included in collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art.

Acid Park, 40″ x 50″

Alex Harris

Alex Harris –

Born in Atlanta Georgia, and later graduating from Yale University in 1971, Alex Harris began photographing North Carolina as part of a Duke University research project. Later he would found the Center for Documentary Photography at Duke, where he continues to work as the director of the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program. Harris has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography, and the Lyndhurst Award.

Looking East from Myles Sweeney’s 1960 Chevrolet Impala, 30″ x 37″
Pictured: 1 of 4 selected works

Bill Bamberger

Bill Bamberger –

Based in Durham North Carolina Bill teaches both at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Duke University’s Center of Documentary Studies. His work has been featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, The North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Charter school playground, 30″ x 37″
Pictured: 1 of 4 selected works

Elizabeth Matheson

Elizabeth Matheson –

Elizabeth Matheson born in Hillsborough, North Carolina earned her BA from Sweet Briar College and later studied at Penland School of Crafts. In 2004 she was awarded the North Carolina Award for Excellence in the Arts. Her work is in the collections of Duke University, the Ackland Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and many more.

Work still to be selected