Archive for February 24, 2010

This Sunday in Phoenix: Michael Adams presentation with “Ansel Adams: Discoveries” Exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was founded in 1975 due in great part to the vision and generosity of Ansel and Virginia Adams; the Ansel Adams Archive was one of the five inaugural archives.  To date, 2,665 items from the Ansel Adams Photographs are available for viewing online as part of the Center for Creative Photography Digital Collections. The exhibition ANSEL ADAMS: DISCOVERIES, on view at the Phoenix Art Museum through June 6th, is but one example of the historical legacies cared for at the CCP.

Many of the objects included in this exhibition rarely, if ever, are available for viewing outside of the CCP facility.   Click here to learn more about this wonderful exhibition.

THIS SUNDAY: Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a special presentation with curator Rebecca Senf and Michael Adams, son of Ansel and Virginia Adams.

From the promotional materials:

“Exclusive to the Phoenix Art Museum, this one-of-a-kind exhibition presents an unmatched exploration of Adams’s beloved masterpieces.  Drawn from the artist’s personal archives at the Center for Creative Photography, ANSEL ADAMS: DISCOVERIES offers new insights into this photographic master and his greatest works.

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona invites you to a special viewing of this exhibition on Sunday, February 28th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A presentation given by Dr. Michael Adams, son of the renowned photographer, and Dr. Rebecca Senf, the exhibition’s curator, will be followed by a Brunch in the Great Hall.

Event Tickets:  $35.00 ($5.00 tax-deductible)

Please RSVP to (520) 621-7970

RELATED EVENT at the Phoenix Art Museum:

March 17th, 7 pm:  “Ansel Adams: In Focus”

Lecture by ALAN ROSS

Alan Ross, artist, educator and master printer, has earned an international reputation as a specialist in the art of black-and-white photography. As Ansel Adams’ photographic assistant from 1974 to 1979, Ross was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite and production of fine prints. Ross presents a personal view of the master, from his professional and obscure personal work to his passion for people.

ABOUT THE Center for Creative Photography/Phoenix Art Museum COLLABORATION:

A Landmark Photography Partnership

In 2006, Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson inaugurated a highly innovative and unprecedented collaboration to bring the finest in photography to Phoenix Art Museum visitors. It established a vibrant new photography exhibition program at the Museum, while bringing the Center’s world-renowned collections to new and larger audiences.

The Center for Creative Photography is one of the world’s largest repositories of materials chronicling photography. Founded in 1975, it now houses 3.8 million archival items and 80,000 fine prints by photographers including Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Sommer, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand.

One of the nation’s leading art museums, Phoenix Art Museum presents international exhibitions of the world’s great art and features a collection that spans the centuries and the globe-American, Asian, contemporary, European, Latin American, and Western American art, and fashion design. Not to be missed are the Thorne Miniature Rooms, the interactive family gallery PhxArtKids, great shopping and dining, and a variety of public events.

Now, through the combined efforts of these two organizations, Phoenix Art Museum visitors will experience unparalleled excellence in the field of photography in the Museum’s new Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography.”

Phoenix Art Museum

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(602) 257-1222 \


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March 1st Deadline: Getty “Grants for Good”

Those of you that collaborate with non-profit organizations will want to look into this opportunity for funding your projects:

From the Getty Images Website:

“We proudly support photographers and communications professionals who use imagery to promote positive change in our world. To that end, we’ve launched our Grants for Good.

Nonprofits need imagery to tell their stories effectively, which is why our Grants for Good provide two grants of $15,000 annually, to cover photographer, filmmaker and agency costs as they create compelling new imagery for the nonprofit of their choice.

Grants recipients may use the entire award to offset shoot expenses, or choose to donate all or part of it directly to their charity and contribute their own time and resources. The photographer and the nonprofit as well as the communications agency involved will be showcased to the media and to our customers..

Feel free to contact us with questions about our Grants for Good at”

Application deadlines

March 1st
Grants will be announced in June.

Judges for this year

Christopher Phillips, ICP
Lesley Martin, Aperture Foundation
Dennis Freedman, W Magazine
Meet the judges (PDF, 13 KB)

Download application requirements and submission guidelines (PDF 206 KB)

Download application form (Word doc, 124 KB)

Grants for Good FAQ (PDF 25 KB)

NOTE: Getty’s Grants for Editorial Photography are due May 1st, 2010; see the list of past recipients here.

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