Special Events

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Susan Meiselas and Dr. Ruken Sengul in Conversation
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5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 2020

The Center for Creative Photography in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona is digitally convening photographer Susan Meiselas and anthropologist Dr. Ruken Sengul on November 17th at 5pm Arizona Time. The conversation will focus on their respective work about the stories, memories and diasporas of Kurdish peoples. 

This talk will stream live on Youtube here, on our Facebook page here, and in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies' Facebook group here

Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer who lives and works in New York. She is the author of Carnival Strippers (1976), Nicaragua (1981), Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997), Pandora’s Box (2001), Encounters with the Dani (2003) Prince Street Girls (2016) and A Room Of Their Own (2017)She has co-edited two published collections: El Salvador, Work of 30 Photographers (1983) and Chile from Within (1990), rereleased as an e-book in 2013, and also co-directed two films: Living at Risk (1985) and Pictures from a Revolution (1991) with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti. Meiselas is well known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Her photographs are included in North American and international collections. In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow, received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and most recently the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (2019) and the first Women in Motion Award from Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles. Mediations, a survey exhibition of her work from the 1970s to present was recently exhibited at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Jeu de Paume, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Instituto Moreira Salles in São Paulo. She has been the President of the Magnum Foundation since 2007, which supports, trains, and mentors the next generation of in-depth documentary photographers and innovative practice.

Serap Ruken Sengul is a sociocultural anthropologist from Kurdistan of Turkey. Her research expertise converges on gender and sexual formations of sovereignty, nationalism, kinship, violence, memory and displacement in the Kurdish borderlands of Turkey, Iraq and Syria. Dr. Sengul earned her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She currently serves as Distinguished Research Fellow through the Promise Institute for Human Rights and the Center for Near Eastern Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles. Besides her scholarly work, Dr. Sengul has maintained activist research in Turkey since the late 1990 with special focus on political violence in the Kurdish region.

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David Hume Kennerly, Photographer, and His Colleagues, White House Lawn, Washington, D.C.
David Hume Kennerly, Photographer, and His Colleagues, White House Lawn, Washington, D.C.,  1974, © Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona: David Hume Kennerly Archive,  © 2020 David Burnett/Contact Press Images
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5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020

Members and VIP Guests, join us in welcoming David Hume Kennerly, former White House photographer and current University of Arizona Presidential Scholar, for a special discussion on the stories behind some of his most beloved images throughout his career as a photojournalist. Following the presentation will be Q&A with CCP members and guests. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for an up close and personal look at Kennerly’s impactful, enduring work.

 David Hume Kennerly has documented history for more than fifty years, creating iconic images of wars, politics, sports, celebrities and everyday life.

CCP Members, please register here
 

Not a member yet? Learn more here and join us for the public event taking place on October 15, 2020!

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John Kerry and John Edwards, Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates, at a Rally, Cleveland, Ohio
John Kerry and John Edwards, Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates, at a Rally, Cleveland, Ohio,  ​ ​ © 2004, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona: David Hume Kennerly Archive. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents, 
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5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2020

Can photographs affect our understanding of politics? What is life like as a photojournalist during an American election year? How does photography begin to capture the impact of pandemics and protests?

In October 2019, the University of Arizona and the Center for Creative Photography announced the major acquisition of the David Hume Kennerly Archive. Kennerly, who won a Pulitzer Prize at the age of 25 and became President Gerald Ford's official White House photographer two years later, has provided an intimate view of politics and world events for newspaper and magazine publications, and television broadcasts, for over fifty years. Kennerly was also named the first Presidential Scholar under University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins.

Hear from photojournalist David Hume Kennerly in this in-depth conversation with CCP Director, Anne Breckenridge Barrett, on the challenging and timely topics of 2020, including the coverage of American campaigns, political leadership, and moments of crisis. Together they will reflect on the year since Kennerly's archive came to UArizona, and share selections from Kennerly's newest work to enter the collection.

This free virtual event will stream live on the CCP's Facebook page, and on Youtube here:

CCP Members, learn more about the exciting member and VIP event taking place on October 13, 2020 here.

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4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020

Photographer and educator Cheriss May shares her experiences covering the intersectionality of race, politics, and protest, in the wake of the national reckoning on racial injustice. May will then be joined by CCP Director, Anne Breckenridge Barrett, for conversation and virtual Q&A with the audience.

This free virtual event will stream live on the Center's Youtube and Facebook pages. There is no registration required. 

About Cheriss May: 

Cheriss May is a lauded portrait and editorial photographer based in Washington, D.C. She is the president of Women Photojournalists of Washington, an Adobe Education Leader, and an adjunct professor at Howard University, her alma mater. She is often commissioned to speak about inclusive storytelling. Her work  has appeared in O Magazine, The White House Historical Association, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Time, ABC News, The Today Show, and MSNBC. Cheriss’s work is featured in a permanent exhibit: MFON's In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

"Cheriss May: Beyond The Protest" is part of the 2020 fall program series for the upcoming CCP exhibition "Photojournalism 20/20: A Think Tank for an Unimaginable Present."  Looking through the lens of CCP’s historical collection, Photojournalism 20/20 will consider the critical role of photojournalism during this period of physical confinement, protests for racial justice, and a presidential election season. The installation takes on a new timeliness by acting as an interactive, in-progress think tank that gathers raw material in real time about photojournalism in our daily and collective lives over the course of 2020. It does so in the search for ways to address how photography is both shaping and documenting these global crises, and to archive our experience of 2020 for future research about photojournalism.

 

 

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6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 25, 2021

Dr. Rebecca Senf will give virtual book talks at the following dates and locations:

March 25, 2021, 6:00pm (PDT), hosted by Portland Art Museum. More information here

Learn more about Making A Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams here

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4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020

Our focus on preserving family photographs continues in a livestream conversation with Tricia Patterson, Digital Preservation Analyst at Harvard Library, who will discuss why personal digital archiving is important for everyone, how digital materials can be more at risk than physical ones, and offer guidance on formats, storage, and organization. Patterson will introduce basic practices you can employ at home to ensure your dearest digital memories endure for generations to come. Please click here to register

Have a digital preservation question for Tricia Patterson? You can submit your questions ahead of time to the CCP Education Department at ccp-education@email.arizona.edu.

Tricia Patterson is a Digital Preservation Analyst at Harvard Library, where she champions communication with the future by ensuring long-term stewardship and usability of Harvard’s digital historical assets. She supports programmatic activities for the digital repository, web and email archiving, digital forensics, emulation, and other related enterprises across the Library. Prior to joining Harvard University, she was a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) at MIT Libraries, where she researched and documented digital preservation workflows. Tricia has served as a coordinator for the SAA Research Forum, an inaugural NDSR Advisory Group member, and she co-developed and instructs an SAA DAS course on email archiving.

 

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4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. July 25, 2020

Our month-long look into family photographs includes a livestream conversation with CCP’s senior photograph conservator Dana Hemmenway. Hemmenway will discuss the wide variety of photographic prints found in historic family albums, from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints. In addition to insight into the physical and chemical properties of these unique printing methods, Hemmenway will offer advice on the proper care and storage for your family photographs. Please click here to register.

Have a conservation question for Dana Hemmenway? You can send your questions and/or images of photographs with condition issues ahead of time to the CCP Education Department at ccp-education@email.arizona.edu.

 

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7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 30, 2020

Dr. Vishnu Reddy is a professor of planetary sciences at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. An avid photographer since his childhood, Dr. Reddy combines his passion for astronomy and photography by taking photographs of the night sky through his backyard observatory and homebuilt darkroom. The members-only event will focus on a private tour of Dr. Reddy’s backyard observatory and darkroom and will end in a demonstration of making a silver print of the moon in the darkroom. The print will be raffled off to members participating in the event. Register here today! 

Did we mention Dr. Reddy is a CCP Member? We thank him for his generous contributions as a member and friend of the CCP. Not a member yet? Learn more here.

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5 p.m. May 15, 2020 to 11:30 p.m. May 22, 2020

ANTI/body is a site specific installation event in multiple locations around Tucson and an emergent collaboration between the Tucson Art+Feminism Collective and local artist Natalie Brewster Nguyen.

ANTI/body is a social response to the pandemic crisis and a springboard for creation; Nguyen has invited local artists to respond to a broad spectrum of inquiries linking to the guiding theme of this year’s Art+Feminism Campaign, Art+Activism. The artists are all women/trans/non-binary/queer/POC artists whose work crosses genres and mediums. They are collectively using this moment to demonstrate the incredible adaptability and relevance of art in hard times.

All installations are intended to be enjoyed from a distance, whether in a car, on bike, or on foot. We ask that participants follow social distancing protocols put forth by CDC. The soundtrack can be played on a personal device, headphones are recommended. ANTI/body can also be experienced virtually, by viewing photos of the installations on the map and engaging with the soundtrack.

Art installations and soundtrack will launch on May 15th, 2020 at 5:00pm and be available for viewing throughout the following week, or until the elements destroy them. 

For more information about the 2020 Tucson Art+Feminism event, visit the event page on the University Libraries website

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Becky Ansel tour
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Noon to 1 p.m. May 14, 2020

This Thursday at 12 o’clock noon PT, we are thrilled to host a "Virtual Brown Bag" with talks by Morgan Byrd and Taylor Kowgios, both graduate students in UArizona's Art History division. Byrd and Kowgios will present their final research projects for Dr. Jeehey Kim's graduate seminar "Vernacular Photographies," an expansive conversation about photography made for purposes other than fine art. This event is free and open to the public via Zoom here

 

12:00PT - Welcome

12:05 - 12:25 - Morgan Byrd, "Gris-Gris: How Voodoo Photographs Function as Representations of New Orleans"

12:25 - 12:45 - Taylor Kowgios, "Control of the Narrative: The Role of the Photographic Archive in Nazi Germany"

12:45 - 1PT - Q&A with Dr. Jeehey Kim, Morgan Byrd, and Taylor Kowgios 

 

About Morgan Byrd:

Morgan Byrd is an MA Candidate in Art History with a focus in the History of Photography at the University of Arizona. After receiving her BFA in Photography from Georgia State University in 2015, she worked for many organizations such as ART PAPERS Magazine, The Do Good Fund Photography Collection, the Atlanta Contemporary, and Marcia Wood Gallery. She has also curated several exhibitions including SPECTER, exploring the representation of death in art, at ArtLab Gallery at Columbus State University, and Creature of What You Are, the inaugural exhibition at Day & Nights Projects in Atlanta, GA. Most recently, she co-curated FEMME, an all-female exhibition in Tucson, AZ. 

 

About Taylor Kowgios:

Taylor Kowgios is an Art History Masters student at the University of Arizona and she is the recipient of the Graduate Assistantship in Art History and the Ellwood C. Parry III Endowed Award in Art History. Kowgios received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lafayette College in English Literature and Art with a concentration in Photography and Art History. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, she fulfilled her undergraduate thesis in Art History while also completing an (unofficial) Studio Photography thesis. At Lafayette College, she was the recipient of the Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship in Studio Art, the Dorian Scholarship in Art History, and the Charles A. Dana Foundation Scholarship for merit-based achievement. 

 

About Dr. Jeehey Kim:

Jeehey Kim's research encompasses the history of photography, visual culture, and film studies in East Asia. Kim is currently working on two book projects: Imagining Korea through Photography, on the history of photography in Korea, and Photography and Death: Funerary Photo-Portraiture in East Asia. She also has been writing articles on vernacular photographic practices as well as on documentary films and visual culture in relation to the Cold War and to gender politics in East Asia. 

As a curator, Kim has organized exhibitions such as the recent “Pyongyang Bookstore,” at Seoul Metropolitan Library, which presented North Korean artists of the 1950s and ’60s. Kim earned her doctorate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, with a dissertation on funerary portrait photography in East Asia. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.

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