Why Photography?

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En su propia cárcel
En su propia cárcel,  ​ ​ ​ ca. 1950, Lola Alvarez Bravo Archive, © Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation
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When

4 p.m. June 24, 2021

New Date: June 24, 2021

In a historical moment when photography is increasingly central to the way we see and experience the world around us, the Center for Creative Photography welcomes you to reflect with us about Why Photography? In this virtual program, CCP poses this single, fundamental question to members of the photographic community, to explore how photography participates in the expression of who we are.

"Why Photography" is a free virtual fundraising event intended to support initiatives at CCP, such as funding stewardship of the collection and the work of the newly formed Academic and Public Programs department at CCP. Learn more below about the ways you can support the Center while enjoying this shared virtual experience. Registration for a VIP Experience or Sponsorship is EXTENDED! Purchase your VIP Experience or become a Sponsor here!

VIP Experience ($60 members / $75 nonmembers)

Enhance your “Why Photography” experience and show your support for the CCP with a VIP package mailed right to your door. Programs like these would not be possible without your support. We look forward to celebrating virtually with you! 

VIP package includes:

  • A sweet treat
  • Artisan herb popcorn from Popped
  • CCP tote bag
  • Photography themed surprise
  • ...And More!

$21 of the member price is tax deductible / $36 of the non-member price is tax deductible
Not a member yet? Join here today!

Silver Sponsor ($750)

Your sponsorship at the Silver level will help fund the newly formed Academic and Public Programs department at CCP, providing critical financial support for programs and education. This new department works to offer a wide range of academic and public programs, from digital initiatives, lectures, and workshops to film screenings and print viewings. Learn more here

Silver Sponsorship includes:

  • VIP Package
  • Advocate level gift membership for yourself or a friend valued at $250
  • Recognition during the June 24th event 
  • Recognition in social media newsletter

$601 tax deductible

Platinum Sponsor ($1500)

Make your gift go even further! In addition to helping fund programs and education at CCP, your sponsorship at the Platinum level will allow us to continue to steward our world class collection that includes over 270 individual archives containing more than 9 million objects and exceeding 110,000 fine prints. Your giving supports our efforts to increase accessibility and expand the way we present the history of photography.

Platinum Sponsorship includes:

  • VIP Package
  • Patron level gift membership for yourself or a friend valued at $500
  • Behind the scene’s tour of the Center's conservation lab with CCP Senior Photograph Conservator, Dana Hemmenway (scheduled for summer 2021 or when it is safe to reopen to the public)
  • Recognition during the June 24th event 
  • Recognition in social media newsletter

$1,341 tax deductible

For more information please call Deanna Dillard at 520-621-7970 or email at dillardd@ccp.arizona.edu.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you on June 24th!