On Thursday, March 27th, Penelope Umbrico and UA art history professor Kate Palmer Albers will discuss the artist’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. Utilizing photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive, Umbrico navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, and the individual and the collective.
The Center for Creative Photography appoints Joshua Chuang as Chief Curator
The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) is proud to announce the appointment of Joshua Chuang to the position of Chief Curator. Mr. Chuang, who has been the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media at the Yale University Art Gallery, will assume his new post in April 2014.
At the CCP, one of the world’s premier university art museums and study centers for the history of photography, Mr. Chuang will lead the Center’s curatorial program, organizing exhibitions and publications as well as overseeing acquisitions.
The Center for Creative Photography is celebrating Charles Harbutt’s photographic work, and its relationship to the printed page. The exhibition will feature a complete set of prints from Harbutt’s newest publication, Departures and Arrivals; a short video in which Harbutt and Joan Liftin describe the book’s creative process; work prints from Harbutt’s 1959 trip to Cuba; and a slide show of over 150 photographs made on assignment, along with related clippings and tear sheets demonstrating Harbutt’s ability to work both sides of the divide between art and commerce to arrive at an original vision.
The March 2014 Photo Friday will celebrate the five photographers whose archives created the foundation for the Center for Creative Photography's collections -- Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer. "5x5" will showcase the versatility of each photographer and the wide range of subjects that enthralled them during their artistic careers. On display will be five prints by each photographer, including recognizable images as well as images that may surprise viewers.