Tribute to Ed Dean



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-updated 10/25/16


November 12, 2016 George Lepp – Canon Explorer of Light will be presenting “Capture the Wild” at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

There is no sign-up necessary for this program. Members of Desert Museum or those buying entry are welcome to attend on Saturday November 12th. The event begins at Noon (12 PM) where a few can try out for free, Canon equipment. At 1 pm there will be a Macro Flash Demo in the Baldwin Building and at 3 pm there will be a Nature Photography Lecture by George Lepp in the Walden Oasis Theatre.

Paul, the owner of Gregg’s Camera here in Tucson says that Canon is sending George Lepp and a few other Canon people here and will demonstrating new Macro equipment and possibly new camera models. Gregg’s Camera is co-sponsoring the event with the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum. Currently there is only an advertisement in the 2016 Desert Museum’s Arts Fall Catalog.

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


Lens Masters of the Southwest exhibit

The Photographic Imagery of Club Camera Tucson will feature “Lens Masters of the Southwest” at The Ranch House Art Gallery at Agua Caliente Park,12325 East Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85749. Exhibit Dates: Saturday, February 11, to Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Gallery is open Wednesdays-Sundays, from 10:00 a.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.