Date(s) - 10/16/2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center expands the history of photography to deepen an understanding of how the medium impacts society. Associate Curator Dr. Meg Jackson Fox will present on the history of the Center for Creative Photography, including its founding by then University of Arizona President John Schaefer and Ansel Adams, and how it has evolved into the dynamic institution it is today. Her presentation provides an overview of the Center’s collection, programs, and strategic direction, including digital and interdisciplinary initiatives.
Associate Curator of Academic and Public Programs at the Center for Creative Photography, Meg Jackson Fox specializes in critical theory, modern and contemporary art and history, and interdisciplinary visual education. She holds an M.A. in Modern European History from the University of Tennessee; an M.A.in Art, Business and Museum Studies from Georgetown University, jointly convened with Sotheby’s Institute of Art-London; and a Ph.D. in Contemporary Art and Critical Theory from the University of Arizona. Jackson Fox, previously Assistant Professor of Global Art History at the University of Denver, speaks and writes for audiences locally, nationally, and internationally, including essays in Great Britain, Italy, and Germany, and talks in Poland, the Netherlands, Croatia and the U.S. Jackson Fox is concurrently working on her first interdisciplinary curatorial project on photography and participatory journalism at the Center for Creative Photography, as well as her first book project, Movement(s): Essays on Art, Running, and Politics.