Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona

photo by John Hazeltine

Tucson, AZ

520-621-7968

http://www.creativephotography.org



 

 

The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona actively collects, preserves, interprets, and makes available materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history. Through its archives, collections, education programs, exhibitions, and publications, the Center promotes research into and appreciation of the photographic medium. Located on the campus of The University of Arizona in Tucson, the Center for Creative Photography is a research institution and museum. See the CCP's website for hours and days the CCP is open to the public, and for admission fees.

The CCP was co-founded by Ansel Adams in 1975, and holds more archives and individual works by 20th-century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation, including the archives of over sixty major photographers -- Richard Avedon, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand, among them -- whose prints are the centerpiece of an art collection numbering more than 60,000 works by 2,000 photographers. CCP has an integrated program of preservation, access, and education that celebrates the history of photography and its contemporary practice. Visitors enjoy a changing exhibition program, Research Center, educational programs, Library, Museum Store, and public access to the vast collection through the renowned PrintViewing program.


Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Edward Weston's Book of Nudes: based on the orginal unpublished book, By Edward Weston, Nancy Wynne Newhall, Nancy Newhall, Brett Abbott, J. Paul Getty Museum. Compiled by Edward Weston, Nancy Newhall. Contributor Brett Abbott. Published by The J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2007. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 17, 2007. ISBN 0892369035, 9780892369034. 87 pages. Google Books says: "In 1953 the writer and curator Nancy Newhall assembled, with the cooperation of the photographer Edward Weston, a mock-up for an elegant book featuring Weston's photographs of the nude. It was the only book on this subject that Weston himself participated in creating. The sample book intersperses landscapes and still lifes with nude studies and includes an essay written by Newhall on the artist's aesthetic. The proposal was rejected in the 1950s, however, by publishers of fine art photographs, who were reluctant to address the subject. In 1985 the mock-up was acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum with some pages and prints missing, yet it was only in 2006 that curator Brett Abbott recognized the key to reconstructing the unpublished book in its entirety. Now, in association with the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, the Getty has finally been able to realize Newhall and Weston's vision. The present volume has been produced with distinctions of paper and ink to indicate those elements that have been added-including a preface by the curator and thumbnail reproductions of the mock-up as it now exists-and those elements that were part of the original, including Newhall's essay and all thirty-nine photographs, arranged on the pages as Newhall and Weston had placed them." (left: front cover Edward Weston's Book of Nudes. Image courtesy of Google Books)

Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work, By Britt Salvesen, Art Institute of Chicago, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Contributor University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography Staff. Published by Center for Creative Photography ; Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN 0938262394, 9780938262398. 192 pages. Google Books says: "This catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Harry Callahan: the photographer at work, organized by the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona ... presented at Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, January 27-- May 7, 2006; the Art Institute of Chicago, June 24--September 24, 2006"

Moonrise, Hernandez, N.M., 1951: [exhibition] October 15, 1992-February 28, 1993, By Vernon Fisher, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Published by Center for Creative Photography, 1992

Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, By Amy Conger, Center for Creative Photography (Tucson), Edward Weston, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1992. ISBN 0938262211, 9780938262213. 94 pages

Garry Winogrand: early work, By Garry Winogrand, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1990. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 18, 2007. 56 pages. (left: front cover Garry Winogrand: early work. Image courtesy of Google Books)

Weston and Surrealism, By Edward Weston, Paul Roth, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography. Library, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Published by Center for Creative Photography Library, the University of Arizona, 1990. 8 pages. Google Books says: "Short catalog of exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography Library, University of Arizona, January 21-March 4, 1990. Paul Roth, curator"

Arizona Photographers: The Snell & Wilmer Collection, By Terence Pitts, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, Edward Jacobson. Illustrated by Edward Jacobson. Contributor Terence Pitts, Edward Jacobson. Published by Center for Creative Photography, the University of Arizona, 1990. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 17, 2007. ISBN 093826219X, 9780938262190. 80 pages

Harry Callahan, Early Street Photography, 1943-1945, By Harry M. Callahan, John Pultz. Published by Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, 1990. 44 pages

Decade by Decade: A Survey of Twentieth-century American Photography from the Collections of the Center for Creative Photography, By James Enyeart, Estelle Jussim, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Published by Little, Brown ; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1989. 246 pages

Lee Friedlander: American Monuments: A Portfolio, By Lee Friedlander. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1988. 47 pages

Ralph Gibson: Early Work, By Ralph Gibson, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1987. 52 pages

Edward Weston: Color Photography, By Edward Weston, Roger Myers, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, Center for Creative Photography, Judith Leckrone, University of Arizona. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1986. ISBN 0938262149, 9780938262145. 20 pages

The Letters from Tina Modotti to Edward Weston, By Tina Modotti, Amy Stark, Amy Rule, Edward Weston. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1986. .Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 18, 2007. 96 pages

AARON SISKIND: PLEASURES AND TERRORS, By Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Published by Arizona. University. Center For Creative Photography, 1982. 296 pages

Ansel Adams: An American Place, 1936, By Andrea Gray Stillman, Andrea Gray, Ansel Adams, American Place (Gallery), University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photographs by Ansel Adams. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1982. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 17, 2007. 37 pages

W. Eugene Smith, a Chronological Bibliography, 1934-1980, By William Johnson, W. Eugene Smith, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1981. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 19, 2007. 115 pages

The Early Work of Laura Gilpin, 1917-1932: 1917 - 1932, By University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, Laura Gilpin. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1981. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 18, 2007. 51 pages

Paul Anderson, by Center for Creative Photography, 983 - 48 pages

GEORGE FISKE: YOSEMITE PHOTOGRAPHER, By Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Published by Arizona. University. Center For Creative Photography, 1980. 118 pages

Harry Callahan, Photographs In Colour/the Years 1946-1978: Catalogue of An Exhibition Curated by Sally Stein and Terence R. Pitts at The Center For Creative Photography, University of Arizona, By Harry Callahan. Published by Center For Creative Photography, 1980. 39 pages

Aaron Siskind and his critics, 1946-1966, By Carl Chiarenza, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1978. 47 pages

Alfred Stieglitz, Photographs from the Herbert Small Collection, By Alfred Stieglitz, Peter C. Bunnell, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography. Published by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1978. 10 pages

 

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