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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Young Art History Scholar Speaks Today at CCP on Controversial Photo Exhibition. Free!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 11:21 AM


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Back in 1975, the George Eastman House in Rochester put together the influential New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape exhibition, with photos showing an America scarred by ugly new subdivisions, rotting coal towers and mind-numbing office parks. The pristine landscapes prized by the likes of Ansel Adams were nowhere to be found, and many recoiled at the rebellious photographers’ “radical shift” from beauty. By 2010, when Tucson’s Center for Creative Photography re-created the now-famous show, photo audiences were far more accustomed to photographs that depicted the desecration of the land.

Emilia Mickevicius, a scholar visiting the Center for Creative Photography on a fellowship from the Photographic Arts Council of Los Angeles, will speak at 5 p.m. today about the public’s reaction to the groundbreaking 1975 show. Her lecture, "Photograph/Viewer/Landscape: Revisiting the Reception of New Topographics, 1975," is free and open to the public.

Mickevicius is a doctoral candidate in art history at Brown University, where she’s writing a dissertation on the original New Topographics exhibition. A graduate of the University of Chicago, she’s also held positions at the RISD Museum in Providence and at the Art Institute of Chicago.

For a review of the CCP re-creation of the original exhibition see Tucson Weekly, March 18, 2010

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 29
Center for Creative Photography Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Rd.
creativephotography.org

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Streets of This Town: Skeleton Crew

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Skelton Crew. - BRIAN SMITH
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  • Skelton Crew.

"Streets of This Town" is a little daily photo series featuring random pics I take on long walks through Tucson—to sort of coincide with Tucson Salvage.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Streets of This Town: Phoenix Rising

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 8:02 AM

BRIAN SMITH
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"Streets of This Town" is a little daily photo series featuring random pics I take on long walks through Tucson—to sort of coincide with Tucson Salvage.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Streets of This Town: Sparkle in the Dust

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Abella, glittering homestead. - BRIAN SMITH
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  • Abella, glittering homestead.

"Streets of This Town" is a little daily photo series featuring random pics I take on long walks through Tucson—to sort of coincide with Tucson Salvage.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Streets of This Town: The Nervous System

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Moonshadow. - BRIAN SMITH
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  • Moonshadow.

"Streets of This Town" is a little daily photo series featuring random pics I take on long walks through Tucson—to sort of coincide with Tucson Salvage.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Streets of This Town: 'Bottles Empty, Boys Get Brave'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Bottle rockets. - BRIAN SMITH
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  • Bottle rockets.

"Streets of This Town" is a little daily photo series featuring random pics I take on long walks through Tucson—to sort of coincide with Tucson Salvage.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Streets of This Town: Reid Park Dreaming

Posted By on Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Reid Park Night - BRIAN SMITH
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  • Reid Park Night

"Streets of This Town" is a little daily photo series featuring random pics I take on long walks through Tucson—to sort of coincide with Tucson Salvage.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Streets of This Town: Queen-Sized Beauty Rest and Some DNA.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:32 AM

Somewhere in Tucson. - BRIAN SMITH
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  • Somewhere in Tucson.

"Streets of This Town" is a little daily photo series featuring random pics I take on long walks through Tucson—to sort of coincide with Tucson Salvage.

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