Tag: Tucson

Tucson, April 23rd: Gallery Tour with Rebecca Senf & Film Screening of “Kandahar Journals”

Center for Creative Photography
Saturday, April 23, 2016

1:00 PM – Gallery Tour with Chief Curator Rebecca Senf
“Rebecca (Becky) Senf, chief curator of the Center for Creative Photography, will give a tour of The Lives of Pictures: Forty Years of Collecting at the Center for Creative Photography, currently on view in the CCP galleries. She will give her personal take on the show, sharing the stories of some of her favorite artworks and giving attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition was conceived and produced.”

2:00 PM – Film Screening of Louie Palu’s “Kandahar Journals”
Louie Palu, award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, will be in attendance for the screening of his new film, “Kandahar Journals,” which addresses the impossibility of conveying the reality of war through photographs. This film is shown as part of the Arizona International Film Festival. Click here for trailer and details.”

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

February 25th, Tucson: Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson

ASMP Arizona Tucson
Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson: Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets

Thursday, February 25, 2016ASMP_Tucson_2016
6:30 Social hour with light refreshments
7:00 Lecture with Q&A and a discussion to follow

One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work.  The value of their work is different for each buyer.  In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify new markets within today’s diverse photography marketplace and assess the role photography plays within them.  She will discuss how to identify new buyers of images and the most effective approaches when introducing oneself and considerations for which artists must be mindful when taking their artwork across multiple markets.

Free for all students with school ID
$10 for ASMP members | $20 for non-members
RSVP is required by February 20 to martha@marthalochertphotography.com.

650 N. 6th Avenue (southeast corner of 6th Ave & 4th St)
Martha Lochert Photography in the Balfour Walker / Chris Mooney Photo Studios
Parking in dirt lot SE of building or along curb, carpool when possible.

 

February 25th, Tucson: MVS Lecture on “Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets”

ASMP Arizona Tucson
Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets

Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:30 Social hour with light refreshments
7:00 Lecture with Q&A and a discussion to follow

One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work.  The value of their work is different for each buyer.  In this seminar, Swanson will demystify new markets within today’s diverse photography marketplace and assess the role photography plays within them.  She will discuss how to identify new buyers of images and the most effective approaches when introducing oneself and considerations for which artists must be mindful when taking their artwork across multiple markets.

Free for all students with school ID
$10 for ASMP members | $20 for non-members
RSVP is required by February 20 to martha@marthalochertphotography.com.

650 N. 6th Avenue (southeast corner of 6th Ave & 4th St)
Martha Lochert Photography in the Balfour Walker / Chris Mooney Photo Studios
Tucson, Arizona
Parking in dirt lot SE of building or along curb, carpool when possible.

Click here to download the flier for this event (PDF).

January 29th, Tucson: Lecture by Geoffrey Batchen

Center for Creative Photography | U of A School of Art
Lecture by Geoffrey Batchen: “In Absentia: The Politics of Cameraless Photography”
Friday, January 29, 2016, 5:30 PM

“How can a photograph of nothing—of nothing discernable or apparently significant—be said to offer some useful political purchase on the world it inhabits? How can a photograph that represents, but does not depict, a given situation be freighted with historical knowledge and import? Confining itself to examples of cameraless photography, from the 1830s to now, this paper will ask these questions with a view to determining a politics for such photographs in the present. In fact, given our contemporary context, cameraless photographs assume that photography is always already a politics; to engage the visual and chemical grammar of the photograph is to dispute and challenge that fixity of that politics. To make such photographs returns photography to a unique, hand-made craft and away from global capitalism and its vast economies of mass exploitation. Not that these photographs are innocent; on the contrary they are often generated by actions that are toxic, radioactive, enigmatic, violent, dangerous. Nor are they “abstract.” Instead, I will argue, they redefine the nature of photography’s realism as well as its potential as a political agent.”

Center for Creative Photography
Room 108
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721-0103

A PDF of this announcement is available here.

IN SUMMARY: Finding Your Audience: Marketing Master Class

Finding Your Audience: Marketing Master Class
January 21-26, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona

I accepted a group of participants for my Master Class from a larger pool of applicants based on two criteria: the maturity of their work and their level of experience in our industry.  All had attended portfolio reviews and were beginning to place and publish their work.   All agreed that traveling to beautiful, snow-free Tucson to be consumed with a rich dialogue on the changing marketplace for photography was a great way to kick off the new year.

Our site visit to the Center for Creative Photography was rich with information on best practices shared by staff members from six different departments.  We learned about best practices for artists, from mounting, matting, installing and caring for your prints, informing curators about your work, engaging the public with your work through educational programming and much much more from the CCP’s inspiring and generous staff.

Terry Etherton from Etherotn Gallery offered sage perspective on the role of gallery in your career, and the increasing importance of the art fairs to today’s diverse collecting market. Interior designers Scott Baker and Mary Ann Hesseldenz shared their passion for placing inspiring artwork in the homes of their clients, and their role as conduit between artists and clients.

Rebecca Blume Rothman, Public Art Program Manager for the City of Phoenix shared her insights on the increasing presence of photography in public art projects and the related proposal/production processes, and artist Ken Rosenthal shared his successful Kickstarter experience to publish his catalogue Photographs 2001-2009.  Last but not least artist Lisa M. Robinson spoke to the subject of her Afterword for Finding Your Audience entitled New Beginnings: Making New Work following the critical success of SNOWBOUND.

It was an amazing week and I am grateful to our Guest Speakers and our Course Assistants for their important contributions to our event. 

Dates for January 2016 will be announced soon, stay tuned!

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

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