Center for Creative Photography

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The Center for Creative Photography (CCP), located at the University of Arizona in Tucson , was founded in 1975 by Ansel Adams . It is a research facility and archive that contains the entire archives of more than 60 of the most famous American photographers (including Edward Weston , Harry Callahan and Garry Winogrand ) and over 80,000 images representing over 2,000 other photographers.

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It also contains Ansel Adams' collection including all of his negatives known up until his death. The CCP collects, preserves and interprets material that is essential to understand photography and its history.


Ansel Adams was one of the founders of the center. In 1989 the CCP was relocated to its current location, which is part of the University Fine Arts Complex. The CCP presents photography as an art form. The gallery is freely accessible and parts of the collection are also available online. The CCP has a constantly changing exhibition. In addition to the exhibition programs, the CCP also provides training programs, reference aids, a museum shop and internships for students of the University of Arizona on. The CCP has a 240-seat lecture room, which is equipped with audio-visual facilities and is used for a wide variety of lectures.


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Coordinates: 32 ° 14 ′ 7.3 ″  N , 110 ° 57 ′ 19.8 ″  W.