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Class Information for Fall 2019: THE SHADOW CATCHERS: 150 YEARS OF ARIZONA PHOTOGRAPHY, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 pm, October 16, RH Johnson Lecture hall (F115)


For more than a century and a half some of the world’s best photographers focused their lenses on Arizona. In addition to the renowned Edward S. Curtis, Kate Cory lived with the Hopi and represented them in photographs and on canvas while C. S. Fly gave us the famous Geronimo pictures. In the 20th century Josef Muench’s pictures brought the movies to Monument Valley, Dorothea Lange captured Dust Bowl families, Barry Goldwater depicted Navajo and Hopi culture, and Ansel Adams glorified Arizona’s skies, canyons, and mesas. This presentation’s powerful images make the land and its people come alive. Instructor Jim Turner: Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, he worked with more than 70 museums across the state. He co-authored the 4th-grade textbook The Arizona Story, and his first book, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, was a 2012 Southwest Books of the Year selection. Jim moved to Tucson in 1951, earned an M.A. in history in 1999, and has been presenting Arizona history for forty-three years. Jim is an author/editor for Rio Nuevo Publishers, authored The Mighty Colorado from the Glaciers to the Gulf and Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest with more in the works.

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