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...
June 26, 2017
Sometimes a stranger is best equipped to tell us something new about ourselves. From Alexis de Tocqueville’s study of a nascent United States to Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, there is a long and compelling history of stories told about societies by outsiders. Photographer Shane Lavalette created his new project “Still (Noon)” in this vein. To create the work, Lavalette traveled... More »
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 »