Keith Maltbey was born in December 1959. By the age of twenty-six, he was exhibiting his work throughout the Southeast, and his photographs had been included in several major area collections.
In 1986 Maltbey exhibited his photographs at Gallery 291 in Atlanta and at the Lamar Dodd Art Center in LaGrange. A review of the exhibitions, written by fellow photographer Grant Kester for Art Papers, acclaimed Maltbey’s work and warned that Maltbey was in danger only from becoming “too accomplished” at an “early stage in his development.”
Maltbey’s photograph Window and Weeds is part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.