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Center for Creative Photography

Address: 1030 North Olive Road, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ
Phone Number: 520-621-7968
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Ranked #36 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Home to a huge collection of photos and negatives by the world's greatest photographers.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Home to a huge collection of photos and negatives by the world's greatest photographers.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Center for Creative Photography at the U of A May have the world's largest collection of black and white photographs. Ansel Adams sent his entire body of work here. They used to have individual viewings but I guess that got to be too much. Now they have Photo Friday on the first Friday of the month where you can... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Founded with a collection of Ansel Adams photographs, the Center is unique in the US for its concentration on historic as well as contemporary photography. I saw a beautiful exhibition of photographs of choreography, well annotated and displayed. If you make an appointment you can also visit their huge archive.

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Lake Tapps, WA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

At the time we went, they only had one exhibit showing....but we spent an hour totally fascinated with it! Recommend the Charles Harbutt photographs. Most fascinating to us were his photos of Cuba in 1959. He just "happened" into being an official photographer for the Cuban revolutionaries....amazing shots. Note the other reviewer who says you can make a reservation and... More 

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AZ
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177 reviews 177 reviews
120 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

There is a small gallery that rotates periodically featuring the extensive collections from their archive. The best way to take full advantage of this place is to make an appointment in advance and ask to see your favorite photographers, then you'll be brought into an archive viewing room and see some originals of the best photography ever taken!

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I've been here twice and both times I feel the display lacked diversity. They feature a single artist but if one does not like that style, they will be disappointed. My suggestion would be to diversify the display to include a bit of various styles (contemporary color landscapes, color street scenes, digital sports, travel scenics, documentary black and white, color... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Exhibits, lectures and the opportunity to view photography collections of the Masters are first class.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

This is written up in all the travel books so was expecting mush larger, more extensive museum. Took about an hour. Hardly worth the cost of parking even though there was no entry charge.

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alexandria va
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

A bit unusual to find a museum dedicated to photography. The exhibits, only 2, were very interesting and very well arranged and explained. The disappointment is the lost oppportunity. They have hundreds of Ansel Adams in storage and none on display. Near the University Museum of Art.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Center contains the archives for several famous photographers and because of that alone, it is a treasure, Exhibit space is limited but if you are interested in photography and in Tucson, this is a must see and free as well.

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Tempe, AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Went to the "Made in Arizona" Exhibit. Fascinating exhibit. I do like to visit here, second time I came and I'll be back.

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