U of A Center for Creative Photography – Sponsor
Thank you to Katharine, Ruth, Becky, and Jae for being such an important part of PhotoTapas and sharing the Center with the Arizona photography community.
We are a research institution with a robust program of exhibitions and public lectures. We are the largest institution in the world devoted to documenting the history of modern North American photography.
At the heart of the Center are the archives of over 200 photographers, scholars, galleries, and organizations, comprising over 5 million items, complemented by an unparalleled collection of over 90,000 fine prints by 2,200 photographers. These collections continue to grow through gift and purchase. Recently, we unveiled the new Laura Volkerding Study Center, where researchers can study items from the fine print collection side-by-side with negatives, transparencies, correspondence, and other materials. Our support of scholarship continues to grow through our fellowship and visiting scholars program.
The Center has a direct impact on the creation of new knowledge about photography historically through today. We offer curators and scholars the resources to borrow and curate exhibits at their institutions, to write journal articles, books, and exhibition catalogs that are read by thousands, and to create new websites accessible to the world. Photographers are inspired by studying our collections, and their creativity expands the universe of art for the world to enjoy.