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April 25th, Tucson: Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

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© 2014 Anne Noble

Center for Creative Photography 
Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the CCP in collaboration with the School of Art and the Institute of the Environment: Antarctica and the Arctic are poignant markers of the impact of climate change in the 21st Century. While there is a growing awareness of the fragility of these environments, photography continues to project an image of heroic untouched wilderness that is often unwittingly informed by 19th and 20th century European literary narratives and visual conventions. Anne Noble is a photographer and curator whose work spans still and moving image, installation and international curatorial commissions. On Friday April 25th, Noble will discuss the development of her series of Antarctic photographic projects that critically engage with heroic age histories and narratives of land, place, and environment. Noble will also discuss her recent work that explores the relationship between people and bees, in which she collaborates with scientists to create projects that incorporate the perspectives of both art and science within an aesthetic framework.  In 2003 Noble was awarded the Order of Merit for services to photography in New Zealand.  In 2009 she was a recipient of the New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate Award and was awarded the Massey University individual research medal.  Appointed Distinguished Professor of Fine Art at Massey University, Wellington in 2013, Noble is a PhD supervisor and mentors and supervises MFA students”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

April 22nd, Tucson: “Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi”

Center for Creative Photography 
Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

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© 2014 Sama Alshaibi

“In her first Center of Creative Photography artist talk since joining the Photography faculty at the School of Art (University of Arizona) in 2006, multi-media artist and Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will discuss the major themes of her work. Her evolution as an artist concerned with the body’s complicated relationship to land through a compromised nationalistic lens has moved towards universal spaces of conflict. Connecting borders, bodies and site through allegorical devices and a variety of media (through video, installation, sculpture, photography and social media platforms), Alshaibi’s work suggests the repeated and recycled history of domination, power and control. Alshaibi’s talk will also reflect upon her significant career successes over the past year: her participation at the 55th Venice Biennial and FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the upcoming new work in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial, her soon to be published monograph with Aperture Foundation as well as being awarded University of Arizona’s 1885 Distinguished Scholar title and grant, her third major teaching award in her years at University of Arizona.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

April 15th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

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© 2014 Rebecca Najdowski

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“In this presentation visual artist and writer Rebecca Najdowski will discuss how both the physical and conceptual terrains of the desert come to the surface in her artwork. This manifests in color analogue photograms, video, installation, and augmented reality interventions. In her practice she explores the potential of expanding photographic logic into other mediums through the creation of light installations and the engagement with materiality and limits of representation of photography and video. Najdowski uses the desert as a site to address notions of landscape, the sublime, phenomenology, perception, and the shifting territories of the intangible and the concrete. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona and the Artist Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

March 27th, Tucson: “Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject”

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© 2014 Penelope Umbrico

Center for Creative Photography
Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject
A conversation with Kate Palmer Albers

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Penelope Umbrico and UA art history professor Kate Palmer Albers will discuss the artist’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. Utilizing photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive, Umbrico navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, and the individual and the collective. Her works question the idea of the “democratization” of photography and media, where pre-scripted images, made with tools programmed to function in predetermined ways, undermine a claim to authorship, subjectivity and individuality. For Umbrico, all images within this emergent environment are evidence of something other than what they depict.”

Center for Creative Photography
Volkerding Print Viewing Room
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

February 20th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Frank Gohlke “The Wild Apples of Kazakhstan”

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© 2014 Frank Gohlke

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Frank Gohlke, The Wild Apples of Kazakhstan
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“University of Arizona photo professor Frank Gohlke will give a talk about his current project, a study of wild apple forests in Kazakhstan, funded by a Fulbright Scholar Research Grant. Gohlke’s apple passion dates back 40 years to a commencement address delivered by the late John Szarkowski to the graduating class of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Gohlke’s fascination grew during a three-year stay in Middlebury, Vermont, where he first experienced apple cider fresh from a press. “Apples” by Frank Browning (North Point Press, 1998), introduced Gohlke to the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan, from which domesticated apples grown across the world are derived.

Gohlke’s lecture will include photographs of earlier projects that presage aspects of the Kazakhstan work, and a group of images made since December 2013 in the first stage of the current project.”

CCP Auditorium
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85721

 

November 1st, Tucson: CCP’s Photo Friday: Hollywood

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Center for Creative Photography
Photo Friday: Hollywood
Friday, November 1, 2013, 11:30-3:30
Free and open to the public.

“Hollywood, self-proclaimed movie capital of the world, is home to the famous and infamous alike. From glamour shots to mug shots, photographers and photography played a pivotal role in making Hollywood what it is today. The November 1 Photo Friday looks at Hollywood through the lenses of well-known photographers in the Center’s collection. Included are works by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Robert Cummings, Nickolas Muray, W. Eugene Smith, Peter Stackpole, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, and Max Yavno.”

Center for Creative Photography
Volkerding Print Viewing Room
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

September 12th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Shelby Lee Adams: 4th Generations

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© 2013 Shelby Lee Adams

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Shelby Lee Adams: 4th Generations

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Shelby Lee Adams was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, lived and grew up in the middle part of Johnson’s Fork, in Letcher County, Kentucky. An American environmental portrait photographer and artist, he is best known for his images of Appalachian family life. Adams has photographed Appalachian families since the mid-1970s. His work in Appalachia is from an insider’s point of view. These are people he knows personally, having met many families of the Appalachian mountains as a child traveling around the area with his uncle, who was a doctor.”

CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

February 19th, Tucson: Nathan Lyons with Jessica McDonald, “A Life in Photography”

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© 2013 Nathan Lyons

The Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Nathan Lyons with Jessica McDonald:
A Life in Photography

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Jessica S. McDonald will speak with photographer, curator, and educator Nathan Lyons about his career and role in the expansion of American photography. As a curator, theorist, educator, artist, and advocate, Nathan Lyons has played a central role in the expansion of photography over the last five decades. After producing seminal exhibitions and publications as curator at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, in the 1960s, he founded the Visual Studies Workshop, an independent arts organization where his innovative programs trained a new generation of photographers, critics, curators, and historians.”

CCP Auditorium
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85721

November 14th, Tucson: Conversation & Book Signing with Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe

Center for Creative Photography
Conversation and Book Signing with Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Free and open to the public.

“Norton Family Curator Rebecca Senf leads collaborative artists Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe in a discussion of their working process, their recent Grand Canyon project and book, and what’s on their horizon.  Conversation will be followed by an opportunity to purchase the new “Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe” with an essay by Rebecca Senf.”

© 2012 Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe

CCP Auditorium
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

October 25th, Tucson: “Susan Meiselas: From the Field to the Archive – Nicaragua to Kurdistan”

© 2012 Susan Meiselas

Center for Creative Photography 
Artist Talk by Susan Meiselas
From the Field to the Archive – Nicaragua to Kurdistan

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:30
Free and open to the public

“Co-sponsored by the University of Arizona School of Art’s Visiting Artists, Scholars and Exhibitions (VASE) Program, Susan Meiselas will present two seminal projects: Nicaragua and Kurdistan. Her work in Nicaragua spans 25 years, from the popular insurrection to a film that rediscovers the people in her photographs to an installation that brought images back to the landscape where they were first made. The Kurdistan project evolved from documenting the evidence of genocide and exile of the Kurdish people, to gathering a visual history that portrayed their desire for a homeland. Both bodies of work will be shown as they were presented in magazines, books and exhibition form.”

CCP Auditorium
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

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