Special Events

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10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4, 2017

Where

Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

Please join the Center for Creative Photography for the inaugural Portraits of CCP. This event honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the Center throughout its history and whose impact will be felt for years to come.

This year’s honorees are Dr. John P. Schaefer, President Emeritus of the University of Arizona and founder of the Center, and Tony Celentano, a volunteer with and supporter of the Center. The two were chosen for their commitment to the CCP since its beginnings and their continuing support. 

Free parking behind the CCP in lot 3039.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Catered Brunch

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Program

12:30 pm
Refreshments

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED
*To purchase a ticket please email 
ccp-events@email.arizona.edu or call the event coordinator at 520-621-0407.*

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4 p.m. July 24, 2017 to 4 p.m. July 31, 2017

Where

Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP) is pleased to announce the finalists for the position of Director and invites you to attend their public presentations:

Michelle Dunn Marsh
Monday, July 24, 4:00 – 5:30pm, CCP Auditorium

James Leventhal
Thursday, July 27, 4:00 – 5:30pm, CCP Auditorium

Anne Breckenridge Barrett
Monday, July 31, 4:00 – 5:30pm, CCP Auditorium

The Center for Creative Photography is the premier research collection of American photographic fine art and archives, promoting creative inquiry, dialogue, and appreciation of photography’s enduring cultural influence.  Established in 1975, CCP’s collections include some of the most recognizable names in 20th century North American photography: Ansel Adams, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Richard Avedon, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Sommer, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand. 

The Center for Creative Photography is one of three University cultural institutions that report to the office of Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) as part of the University of Arizona interdisciplinary arts, culture and society academic enterprise.  For more information on the CCP, visit ccp.arizona.edu.

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8 a.m. April 24, 2017 to 5 a.m. April 25, 2017

We entered Museum Dance Off 4 and need your help to win- VOTE TODAY!

We've partnered with our friends at The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Arizona State Museum to create a sure-to-please video dancing extravaganza. Voting is done in rounds, with the winner in each round being the museum that gets the most votes. You can help support your University of Arizona museums by casting your vote at www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com through 5 am Tucson time on April 25. Even better? You can vote as often as you want!

Help us win our round and win glory for Tucson and Arizona!

What’s Museum Dance Off? It’s an international competition that brings together museums from all over the world! Learn more here.

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7 p.m. May 4, 2017

Where

Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

Join us for a screening of Infiltrators, a visceral “road movie” that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, round, and over a bewildering matrix of barriers. Khaled Jarrar’s debut documentary was the standout success at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival, winning the Muhr Arab Documentary Prize, the Special Jury Prize, the International Critics Prize, and the Gold Hugo for the best Documentary at Chicago International Film Festival.

This film is in partnership with the University of Arizona School of Art and is free to the public. 
Film Details: Arabic dialogue with English subtitles. Length: 70 minutes.

About the Artist:
Born in the occupied West Bank in 1976, Khaled Jarrar currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, where he is researching the potential fallout of the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. Jarrar is also working on a film and multimedia series that documents his month-long journey with a group of migrants who traveled to Europe last year in order to draw attention to the plight of Syrian refugees. To learn more about Jarrar, please visit http://www.ayyamgallery.com/artists/khaled-jarrar

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1 p.m. March 13, 2017

Where

Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

The Center for Creative Photography is pleased to partner with the Tucson Museum of Art League to present “An Afternoon with Georgia.” Join us at the Center for a reading and discussion by:
Dawn Tripp
The author of the acclaimed historical novel based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe, Georgia.

Olivia Miller
Curator of Exhibitions and Education at The University of Arizona Museum of Art. Unveiling The University of Arizona Museum of Art’s own Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Red Canna.

Following the reading, from 2:00 to 3:30, visit the Center’s print study room for a special print viewing showcasing Alfred Stieglitz’s photographs and personal papers; portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz from the Center for Creative Photography’s collections by contemporaries including Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, Yousuf Karsh, and more.

Refreshments provided by Café a la C’Art.

To purchase tickets please register with the Tucson Museum of Art at: https://tucsonmuseumofart.org/event/an-afternoon-with-georgia/

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When

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, 2017

Where

Center for Creative Photography Gallery

Saturday, February 18, 1:00-4:00 pm
2:00 pm - Presentation by Chief Curator Becky Senf

Join us to wish Ansel Adams a very happy 115th birthday with a print viewing, lecture, cake, and more! Chief Curator Becky Senf will present a look at Adams’ life through her favorite pieces in the Center’s archives at 2 p.m. For those looking to dive deeper into the archives, Leslie Squyres, Head of Volkerding Study Center, will offer small-group tours of the Adams drawers in the From the Vault exhibition (space is limited, please sign up at the check-in table the day of the event to reserve your spot). Guests can also enjoy a very special Adams print viewing and experience the artist’s work up close and unframed. There will also be vintage cameras on display, Adams books to peruse, and cake! 

In honor of his birthday, we’re inviting you to share your best #inspiredbyansel photos with us on Instagram. Tag us @cntrforcreativephoto and use #inspiredbyansel to show off your images. 

This event is graciously underwritten by the Western Photographic Historical Society

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1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2016

Where

Volkerding Print Viewing Room

We are excited to present a special print viewing of the work of Louis Carlos Bernal, the Arizona-born photographer who founded and directed the photography program at Pima Community College. Following a tradition of Latin American documentary street photography, Bernal photographed in the barrio, making images that captured the unique character of Chicano life. When making portraits, he was drawn to spaces used for gathering and communion, spaces that reflected his subjects’ relationships to their communities. Bernal wrote of his work, “My images speak of the religious and family ties I have experienced as a Chicano. I have concerned myself with the mysticism of the Southwest and the strength of the spiritual and cultural values of the barrio.”

The Center for Creative Photography is home to the Louis Carlos Bernal archive, which currently comprises over a hundred fine prints, with a major new acquisition planned for 2017. The archive also includes the artist’s contact sheets, work prints, and materials relating to Bernal’s participation in the landmark Espejo project, an effort by five photographers to document the Mexican American experience, funded by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). 

The print viewing is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of previously unseen works by Bernal at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College, on view through December 9, 2016. Learn more about their exhibition at: https://www.pima.edu/community/the-arts/louis-carlos-bernal-gallery/current-exhibit.html

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Untitled,  1958, © © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents, All Rights Reserved,  Collection Center for Creative Photography
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When

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8, 2016

Where

Volkerding Print Viewing Room

Due to the large amount of interest, we have decided to extend our celebration of Tucson Modernism Week and open up another viewing on October 8th, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP to ccp-events@email.arizona.edu as these spots fill up fast!

 

Join us October 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Laura Volkerding Print Study Center at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) for a special presentation of the work of pioneering fashion photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. During her twenty-two years as a principal photographer for Harper’s Bazaar, Dahl-Wolfe helped define the burgeoning genre of American fashion photography. She created images replete with sensuality, sophistication, and wit, characterized by her naturalistic style and creative use of location. Examples of Dahl-Wolfe’s fashion work will be on view alongside her portraits of luminaries from Isamu Noguchi to Marlene Dietrich, as well as personal photographs and materials from her archive, which is housed at the CCP.

 

The Louise Dahl-Wolfe Print Viewing is in partnership with Tucson Modernism Week. Space to this event is limited and RSVP is required through the following email:

ccp-events@email.arizona.edu

 

The gallery will also remain open during this time, highlighting New Acquisitions & From the Vault as well as Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones and The INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks. 

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When

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25, 2016

Where

Volkerding Print Viewing Room

The Center for Creative Photography is celebrating International Museum Day by hosting a FREE print viewing recognizing this year's theme of "Museums and Cultural Landscapes." Please visit the International Council of Museum's webpage for more information on this celebration and to view a virtual map of what other institutions around the world are up to!

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Kandahar Journals
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Louie Palu
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When

2 p.m. April 23, 2016

Where

Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

Louie Palu, award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, will be in attendance for the screening of his new film. Kandahar Journals is a film which addresses the impossibility of photographs to convey the reality of war. This film is shown as part of the Arizona International Film Festival.  For trailer and details: Click Here

About the artist

Louie Palu’s work has appeared in festivals, publications + exhibitions internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016, a Milton Rogovin Research Fellowship from the Center for Creative Photography in 2015, a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant and is a 2011-12 Bernard L Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation. He is well known for his work which examines social political issues such as human rights, conflict and poverty. See more of his work here: www.louiepalu.com

 

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