Ansel Adams famously said that the photographic negative is like a composer’s score, and the print a performance. As home of the Ansel Adams Archive, the Center is uniquely positioned to illustrate Adams’s meaning. This exhibition of twenty-four photographs will feature sets of prints—grouped in twos and threes—that show how on different occasions Adams created varying interpretations from his own negatives. The exhibition will also feature a small selection of prints that span the master’s six-decade career to highlight Adams’s particular talent and sensitivity as a photographic printer.
Join the Center for the first annual Members' AIPAD New York experience. The price of tickets include an evening conversation and reception hosted by Christie’s Auction House, an exclusive tour with the Avedon Foundation, as well as a private tour of The Photography Show led by the Center's Chief Curator, Dr. Rebecca Senf, and so much more.
Award-winning novelist and writer Geoff Dyer will share his most recent exploration into the world of photography. Succumbing to a long-term fascination, Dyer delved into the work of Garry Winogrand, one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers. Modeled on John Szarkowski’s classic book Atget, Dyer’s newest book The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand features one hundred photographs from the Garry Winogrand Archive at the Center for Creative Photography.
Celebrate the closing of Courting Failure, Emracing Risk: Mark Klett and Collaboration with a presentation by Mark Klett. Klett is a photographer interested in making new works that respond to historic images; creating projects that explore relationships between time, change and perception; and exploring the language of photographic media through technology.
This exhibition, featuring photographs from several projects and bodies of work, including the Rephotographic Survey Project, Water in the West, Third View, Yosemite In Time, and as yet unexhibited work from Lake Powell, will explore Klett’s creative practice and the ways that working with others expanded his artistic contributions to the field.
In celebration of Women's History Month, join us for an art + feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon! This event is designed to improve coverage of gender, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. At the CCP, the edit-a-thon will focus on increasing the presence of female photographers on Wikipedia.
The Logic of the Copy will examine the ways in which photography’s marriage to printmaking contributed to the ubiquity of photographic images and gave rise to a lexicon that was adopted—and adapted—by successive generations of artists.