Center for Creative Photography
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Center for Creative Photography (CCP), established in 1975 and located on the University of Arizona (Tucson) campus, is a research facility and archival repository containing the full archives of over sixty of the most famous American photographers including those of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan and Garry Winogrand, as well as a collection of over 80,000 images representing more than 2,000 photographers. The CCP collects, preserves, interprets, and makes available materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history.
Ansel Adams was among the founders of the Center. In 1989, the CCP relocated to its current location, which is part of the University's Fine Arts Complex.
The CCP is dedicated to photography as an art form. Among the photographers represented in the Center's art collection are Lola Alvarez Bravo, Richard Avedon, Josef Breitenbach, Dean Brown, Wynn Bullock, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Andreas Feininger, William Mortensen, Marion Palfi, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Sommer, Peter Stackpole, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Tseng Kwong Chi, and Laura Volkerding.
The gallery at the CCP is open to the public and features an ever-changing exhibit.
Beyond the exhibition program the CCP also offers educational programs, a library, a museum store, as well as fellowships and internships (open to students of the University of Arizona) with public access to its collection through its PrintViewing program.