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Center for Creative Photography, Tucson

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The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, is recognized as one of the world's finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center opened in 1975, following a meeting between the University President John Schaefer and Ansel Adams. Beginning with the archives of five living master photographers—Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer—the collection has grown to include 239 archival collections, and more than 90,000 works by over 2,200 photographers. Visit creativephotography.org to learn more about this unique institution.
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  • Great variety of photographs displayed at the University of Arizona. Parking in one of the parking garages is your best bet.  more »
  • I had not been to the CCP (Center for Creative Photography) in years, so I decided to take my wife (who had never been.) We spent hours looking at the exhibits, and I could have spent more time. Walk ...  more »
  • Interesting collection of juried photo books. Of course we found some Ansel Adams to enjoy in the drawers.  more »
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  • The collection is impressive, and contains works from many of the most important photographers. I always enjoy a visit here. I expect it will become even better as James, from the art museum next door, is now the director.
  • Free admission and close to some great places for lunch. Not an all day event by any means, yet a great add on to any trip near the University
  • Enjoyed the current exhibit which included photos by Ansel Adams. The exhibit is perfectly small and well-curated. I enjoyed the artifact drawers where you can find letters written by the artists as well as objects used in their photography. Well worth the visit.
  • The CCP is a Tucson gem with a beautiful collection of photographs. Just wish there were more visiting hours.
  • Great collection!

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