Tribute to Ed Dean



This is where to come for photography-related news and events of interest in the Tucson area and far and wide in every direction.
-updated 9/30/2017


December 1, 2017 – LensMasters of the Club Camera Tucson exhibit featured at Oro Valley Public Library Gallery

The Photographic Imagery of Club Camera Tucson will feature Hand of Man, Nature, and Creative photography at the Oro Valley Public Library Gallery located at 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, AZ. Exhibit Dates: Friday December 1, 2017, to Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

The exhibit has been given two back-to-back blocks to display their work. Block 1 runs from December 1, 2017 to January 14, 2018 and Block 2 runs from January 15, 2018 to February 28, 2018.

Click HERE to download the flyer and use it to sign up to submit images for review to the selection committee.


January 27, 2018 – LensMasters: Images and Impressions of the Southwest exhibit at Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

The Photographic Imagery of Club Camera Tucson will feature “Images and Impressions of the Southwest” at The Ranch House Art Gallery at Agua Caliente Park, 12325 East Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85749. Genres include Landscapes, Life & Culture, Abstracts, Nature & Wildlife, B&W, photography. Exhibit Dates: Saturday, Saturday January 27, 2017 to Thursday, March 1, 2018. The Gallery is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A “Meet the Artists” Reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday February 11, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click HERE to download the flyer and use it to sign up to submit images for review to the selection committee.


Tohono Chul Park

A great place to take interesting photos.

Wonderful themed gardens, nature trails, eclectic shops, art galleries, classes, creatures and a charming Tea Room. Named as one of the great botanical gardens of the world by Travel+Leisure.

Tohono Chul Park is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There is an entrance fee.


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Another wonderful place to capture great photos.

A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is open daily, year-round. There is an entrance fee.


Center for Creative Photography – Special lecture by world-renowned photographer Joel-Peter Witkin September 9, 2016, 5:30 PM
CCP Auditorium
Free parking available after 5pm in Lot 3039 behind CCP

You are invited to join us at the Center on Friday, September 9 at 5:30 PM for a special lecture by world-renowned photographer Joel-Peter Witkin.

About the Photographer:
Joel-Peter Witkin has famously said of his work, “I wanted my images to be as powerful as the last thing a person sees or remembers before death.” His grotesque, hauntingly beautiful photographs engage with history and spirituality, embodiment and mortality. Witkin creates elaborate tableaux populated with little people, amputees, hermaphrodites, the unusually-abled and the dead—a cast of characters whose sheer otherness is seductive. He draws his imagery from a wealth of literary, art historical, and mythological sources, meticulously staging scenes that reference academic painting, Surrealism, and the nineteenth-century proto-Pictorialist photographers Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Gustave Rejlander. Once he has photographed a scene, Witkin often spends weeks in the darkroom manipulating and printing the image by hand. At a moment in visual culture when even journalistic photographs are Photoshopped, Joel-Peter Witkin’s obsessively-realized fabrications offer their own peculiar truth.

Witkin’s work is included in public collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The National Gallery, Washington, DC; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England; the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France. He is the recipient of the Commandeur d’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France.

This lecture is presented jointly with Etherton Gallery, in conjunction with their upcoming exhibition Shadowlands, which features the work of Alice Leora Briggs, Roger Ballen, and Joel-Peter Witkin. Shadowlands opens Saturday, September 10, with a reception from 7-10 PM.