Please join us at the John P. Schafer Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona on Saturday, February 18, 1:00-4:00 pm 2:00 pm to wish Ansel Adams a very happy 115th birthday (Feb. 20, 1902 –Apr. 22, 1984) with a print viewing, lecture, cake, and more!
Chief Curator, Becky Senf, will present a look at Adam’s life through her favorite pieces in the Center’s archives. For those looking to dive deeper into the archives, Leslie Squyres, Head of Volkerding
Study Center, will offer small-group tours of selections from the Adams in the ‘From the Vault’ exhibition (space is limited, please sign up day of to reserve your spot). Guests can also enjoy a very special Adams print viewing and experience the artist’s work up close and unframed. There will also be vintage cameras on display, Adams books to peruse, limerick fun, and cake!
We at WPHS have been exploring what we can offer from our expertise and experience to the CCP to benefit both organizations. WPHS is excited to be underwriting this event (and hopefully others in the future) to further our club’s non-profit charter to sponsor educational activities. WPHS may have tables set up at the event, featuring typical equipment Ansel would have used, staffed byWPHS members who can explain and demonstrate items to visitors.
The WESTERN PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY is a non profit 501[c]3 Arizona Corporation