Tag: Tucson

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

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

 

January 22-26, Tucson: Finding Your Audience: Advanced Marketing Workshop with MVS

Finding Your Audience: Advanced Marketing Workshop
January 22-26, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona

Join Mary Virginia Swanson at the start of the new year to jump start your creativity and marketing awareness. In this advanced level workshop through lectures, class discussions site visits, and special guest faculty, you will take away and apply to your creative practice:

  • An understanding of the fine print collecting market and how to maximize your investment in exhibitions and portfolio reviews.
  • The role of a photo book in moving your career forward.
  • Strategies towards securing funding for your long-term projects.
  • Enhancing your self-promotion efforts towards targeted, current, and evolving markets.

For more information go to mvswanson.com/workshop within this site.

Acceptance to this workshop is required for attendance. As of this posting several spaces remain, click here to apply now.

The discounted room rate of $95/night + tax expires Sunday, December 22, 2013.

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

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Mickey Pallas © 1995 Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation 94.57.54

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

September 5th, Tucson: Lecture by MVS “Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets”

Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Social hour with light refreshments, 5:30-6:30

6:30 Lecture with Q&A and a discussion to follow
Free for all students with school ID | $5 for ASMP members | $15 for non-members

One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work. Whether a fine print is shown in a museum or in a corporate office, reproduced as book cover illustration or featured within product advertising, the value of that photograph is different for each buyer. In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will provide an overview the value of your work within today’s diverse photography marketplace.

Meckler Studio
121 South Fourth Avenue (1/2 a block south of Broadway)
Tucson, Arizona

Click here to download the flier (PDF).

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 18th, Tucson: “Richard Misrach: Recent Projects” Artist’s Talk and Book Signing

© 2012 Richard Misrach

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk and Book Signing: Richard Misrach: Recent Projects
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Free and open to the public.

“In the 1970’s, exhibiting artist Richard Misrach helped pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation that are widespread practice today. Best known for his ongoing epic series, Desert Cantos, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relation to it, he has worked in the landscape for over 40 years.

Recent projects include: Golden Gate, Richard Misrach, Aperture, Spring 2012; Petrochemical America, Richard Misrach and Kate Orff, Aperture, Fall 2012; Destroy This Memory, Richard Misrach, Aperture, Fall 2010; and 1991, Richard Misrach, Blind Spot, Fall 2011. Misrach’s photographs are held in the collections of over fifty major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.”

CCP Auditorium
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

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