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New Events from the Center for Creative Photography to honor Group f/64

A series of free events, open to the public, are coming to the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. The Center's newly expanded and renovated print study room will be available for the public to reserve time to select photographs from the Center's renowned collection for personal viewing in a gallery-like setting.

On January 25, 2008, an Artist’s Talk with Elliott Erwitt will discuss highlights from the famous photographer's 60 year of creating black and white images of candid, ironic, and absurd situations. The lecture is co-sponsored by Etherton Gallery, which will open an exhibition of Erwitt’s photographs on Saturday, January 26.

Two exhibitions will honor the work and legacy of Group f/64, formed to address the modernist and pictorialist approaches popular at the time of the groups' formation in the 1930s. "Debating Modern Photography" is a modern assessment of these traditions, with powerful images by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston representing the former approach while photographers who have become less well-known today,like Johan Hagemeyer, William Mortensen, and Anne Brigman, represent the latter.The exhibition, to run February 2 to May 4, 2008, will examine a time when many of the techniques and trends espoused by the group had yet to enter the universalo lexicon of 20th Century Photography.

The exhibition "Innovation in Pictorialism and Modernism" with Anne Brigman, Imogen Cunningham, Alma Lavenson will begin February 15, 2008, at the Center's Auditorium. Three Californian female photographers will have their work examined by Susan Ehrens, noted author, curator, and photography historian. The focus will be assessing the womens' contributions to Pictorialist and Modernist traditions in photography, as well as their relationships to each other and other members of Group f/64.

For more information on these and other f/64-related events, visit the Center for Creative Photography's website here.

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