In 1975, photographer Ansel Adams and University of Arizona president John Schaefer established the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) on the university’s campus in Tucson. Unique for its time, the CCP was chiefly concerned with acquiring the archives of masters like Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Lola Alvarez Bravo and many others. A lot has changed in photography, and in...
May 22, 2017
Documentary photographer Lisa Barnard’s new project, “The Canary & The Hammer,” explores the way that gold—as a metal, chemical element, and symbol of wealth and power—permeates human life. The ongoing project includes investigations into the use of gold nanoparticles in electronics, medical therapy, microscopy and other applications; gold as a driver of exploration and empire expansion; and gold as a... More »
April 17, 2017
There exist different philosophies among photographers about what images can and should do for the viewer. Some make pictures to convey a specific idea or message, others strive for ambiguity. Christopher Russell began scratching drawings into the surfaces of his prints because the photographs he was making “met the idea in my head, but the connections I was making were... More »
March 28, 2017
Perched on its hind legs, a great, old white dog peers out of a window into a queer light. A child forges into a vast landscape of ice, a tiny red jacket framed against a forbidding horizon. A shimmering blaze flares in a dark clearing as three people watch, one craning his neck to look back at us. A faceless... More »