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, AZ.  The public is welcome to attend!  Please use the building’s rear entrance


February 1st: Monthly Club Meeting, WPHS member Tom Chester 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: WPHS Board of Directors Meeting, noon to 2 pm, Ward 6 Offices

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

March 1st: Monthly Club Meeting, program TBA

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

April 5th: Monthly Club Meeting, program TBA

May 3rd: Monthly Club Meeting, program TBA

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


January 4th: 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.