From the Front Page to the Archive: How Photojournalism Helps Shape Civic Life

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David Hume Kennerly photo of Robert Kennedy campaigning in Los Angeles, 1968
Robert Kennedy Campaigns in Los Angeles (detail),  1968, © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents,  Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona: David Hume Kennerly Archive
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4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20, 2021
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, 2021
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10, 2021
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021


Online Course

CCP Community Classroom - Registration Now Open!

What knowledge can be derived from photojournalism, historically and today? In what ways has the twenty-first century experience of globalism and connectivity destabilized or reawakened photojournalism? How does photography participate in political life and civic engagement? These questions are situated in a constellation of subjects within photographic studies: history, journalism, politics, aesthetics and visual culture. Led by the Center for Creative Photography (CCP), this five-week online course takes its inspiration from CCP’s rich collection of photojournalism: from W. Eugene Smith to Joan Liftin, as well as recent additions of John Simmons to David Hume Kennerly to engage course participants in conversation on the documentation of civic life in America. The course also features two guest appearances from renowned photojournalists who work to visualize the American experience. Course participants will receive spectacular behind-the-scenes insights from one of North America’s leading academic art museums and research institutes for photography.

Course Format
Registered participants will meet with Curator Meg Jackson Fox and a selection of guest lecturers, including Dr. Rebecca Senf, Emilie Hardman, Anne Breckenridge Barrett, David Hume Kennerly, and Abdul Aziz, in five live online sessions on the following Wednesdays from 4 to 6 PM: October 20, 27, November 3, 10 and 17.

Attendance & Participation
This course will be delivered via the University of Arizona Zoom platform. All class sessions will be LIVE ONLINE and will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with registered students after each session to facilitate access for those who cannot make the live sessions.

Registration & Tuition
$150 Tuition. Online registration for this course is open now. After registration, participants will receive instructions about how to access the course online.

Refunds are available and need to be requested before the second class meeting (October 27). To drop a class, please contact us at 520-626-6694 or sends e-mail).  A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply. 

To register for this community class, click here.

This course is offered in partnership with the Arizona Arts and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.