Location of the Lunar and Planetary Sciences building on the U of A campus for March 5 2020 meeting

Regular WPHS Meetings

The WPHS meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm (some folks show up an hour or so early to socialize) at the Tucson Ward 6 City Council Meeting Rooms, 3202 East First Street, Tucson, Arizona.  The public is welcome to attend!  Please use the building’s rear entrance!


Feb 29 2020: Ansel Adams Birthday Celebration at the Center for Creative Photography, 1030 North Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721  (on the University of Arizona campus), 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. This year’s guest speaker will be Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., Chief Curator for Center for Creative Photography. Email: [email protected] Phone: 520-621-7968.

March 1, 2020: Annual WPHS Camera Show and Sale. 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Jewish Community Center,

March 5, 2020: Monthly WPHS meeting with special guest, author and Hasselblad expert, Rick Nordin.  This special event will be held at the Lunar and Planetary Sciences building on the U of A campus, in the Kuiper 308 room starting at 6Pm. He will discuss photography and the space program. He is also a recognized expert and author on the subject of Haselblad cameras. Rick will also  be attending the March 1st Camera Show and Sale and will have copies for sale of his latest book entitled The Hasselblad Compendium.


Feb 23 2019: Ansel Adams Public Celebration, at the Center for Creative Photography, 1030 North Olive Road, P.O. Box 210103, Tucson, AZ 85721-0103  (on the Univ of Arizona campus)  Email: [email protected] Phone: 520-621-7968  Fax: 520-621-9444

Feb 09 2019: WPHS 1st quarter Board of Directors Meeting, Noon, at the Ward 6 City Council Meeting Rooms, all are welcome!

Feb. 07, 2019: Monthly Club Meeting, program TBA

Jan. 03, 2019: Monthly Club Meeting, program TBA

Dec. 3, 2018: Note that the December meeting is on a Monday! Our annual Christmas Gift Exchange program! Bring a photo-related gift (under $20) for the exchange!

Nov. 10, 2018: WPHS Fall Board of Directors Meeting, Noon at the Ward 6 City Council Meeting Rooms, all are welcome!

Nov. 1, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, program TBA

Oct. 4, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, Ernesto Esquer of Pima Community College will talk on Polaroid Instant Films and Polaroid transfers

Sept. 6, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, program TBA

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018: WPHS Board Meeting, Noon at the Ward 6 City Council Meeting Rooms

July 4, 2018: Ed Jackson will speak on Panoramic Photography

June 7, 2018: Mark Sampson will make a presentation on Kodak and show some of his own work.

May 5th, 2018: WPHS Board of Directors Meeting, 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm, Ward 6 Offices

May 3rd, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, Gary Sivertsen will present about a Japanese camera collector.

April 5th, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, Review of the March 18 Camera show; WPHS member Tom Chester will show his portfolio of alternative process work, (gum prints, cyanotypes, Van Dyke and palladium prints, etc.)

Sunday, March 18th, 2018: 60th WPHS Camera Show and Sale!

March 1st, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, Discussion of the Upcoming Annual Camera Show and Sale, auction of various photographic equipment.

February 1st, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, WPHS member Gene LaFord will show and discuss his work in alternative photographic processes. Also, incoming WPHS President Matt Cook will talk about future directions for the WPHS.

February 10th, 2018: WPHS Board of Directors Meeting, noon to 2 pm, Ward 6 Offices

February 16th-17th, 2018: The WPHS will again be co-sponsoring the Center for Creative Photography’s Annual Ansel Adams Birthday Celebration. For more information, see:

January 4th, 2018: Monthly Club Meeting, program includes the Board of Directors Election, discussion of consignment program, review of parts of Ron Kuykendall’s collection, and the upcoming camera show.

December 7th, 2017 – East Room: It’s the WPHS Annual Christmas Party and Gift Exchange! Bring a photo-related gift of $10-20 value to participate! Meg Hagyard from the Center for Creative Photography will be here to update us on developments at the CCP, and discuss options for the WPHS to sponsor and participate in the Center’s Ansel Adams birthday celebration coming up in February. Also, nominations will be taken for the 2018 WPHS Board of Directors, (election at the January meeting).

November 2nd, 2017 – East Room: A review of the Historical/Alternative Processes class and Film classes at Pima Community College

October 5th, 2017 – Community Room: Dr. Jose Sasian of the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences will present his talk, “Joseph Petzval’s Lens Design Approach”, which he gave at the 2017 International Optical Design Conference.

September 7th, 2017 – Community Room: We’ll be giving the initial roll-out of the new WPHS website and forum. We’re on line!

Portraits at the CCP

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 10:00am to 1:00pm, please join the Center for Creative Photography for the inaugural Portraits of CCP. This event honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the Center throughout its history and whose impact will be felt for years to come.

This year’s honorees are Dr. John P. Schaefer, President Emeritus of the University of Arizona and founder of the Center, and Tony Celentano, a volunteer with and supporter of the Center. The two were chosen for their commitment to the CCP since its beginnings and their continuing support.

Ansel Adams’ Birthday Party at the CCP, Feb 18, 2017

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 by WPHS members who can explain and demonstrate items to visitors.