Keith Wessel began taking pictures in the early 1960s. He established his first darkroom during that time while living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Keith moved to Ames, Iowa and continued his interest in photography by taking pictures for the local newspaper and the High School yearbook. While in high school he published an alternative yearbook.
Upon graduation from Ames High School he went on the road with the McGovern for President campaign, ultimately setting up traveling darkrooms for the campaign and taking pictures of Senator McGovern and his supporters throughout the country.
After the McGovern campaign Keith worked for the Morris Udall and Gary Hart presidential campaigns. as well as numerous other campaigns. He has also worked in the music business taking pictures.
Keith's photographs have been published by Time Magazine, The National Journal, NBC Meet the Press, Encyclopedia Britannica, The Des Moines Register, The Capital Times, The Wisconsin State Journal, Isthmus and many other publications.