Visit The Center for Creative Photography
February 21, 2019

Visit The Center for Creative Photography

Did you know that Tucson is home to one of the finest academic art museums for the history of photography?

We are talking about the Center for Creative Photography, located near our apartments in East Tucson.

As visitors explore, they'll see the center's impressive collection featuring more than 90,000 works by photographers such as:

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams was one of the co-founders of the Center for Creative Photography, and his storied career spanned seven decades. He learned about the art of photography as a young child and is best known for his images that were captured in the American West. Ansel received a grant in the 1940s that allowed him to photograph the country's national parks, and the archives at the center feature more than 2,500 of his prints along with his unpublished writings and photographic equipment.

Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Known as a fashion photographer, Louise Dahl-Wolfe captured stunning images for Harper's Bazaar from 1936 to 1958. She studied design and composition among other topics at the San Francisco Art Institute and is recognized for her early use of color photography to illustrate fashion. Louise lived in Tennessee during the Great Depression, and it's where she used her camera to document rural life. These pictures launched her incredible career, and the center's display features 450 of Louise's prints and other memorabilia.

Frederick Sommer

Considered one of the greatest photographers of the modern era, Frederick Sommer's career as a photographer largely unfolded here in Arizona. He became interested in photography in 1933, and his stunning horizon-less views of the Arizona desert presented new ways to see and interpret landscapes.

The Center for Creative Photography is just one of the renowned cultural attractions near Overlook at Pantano. To call our community home, please contact us to arrange a tour where you can see all we have to offer.