Tucson Festival of Books

John P. Schaefer

John P. Schaefer is president emeritus of the University of Arizona, where he had an active twenty-one-year career in teaching and research. A conservationist and avid birdwatcher, he helped organize the Tucson Audubon Society and found the Nature Conservancy in Arizona. In addition to his academic and conservation work, Dr. Schaefer is a skilled photographer. He is the author of several books on photography, including "A Desert Illuminated: Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert." He and Ansel Adams founded the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in 1975. His new book is "Desert Jewels."

Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan

Scheduled events:
Photographing Arizona
Three expert photographers, one of them former UA President John Schaefer, will discuss their craft and the secrets of shooting the perfect picture.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fine Arts / Photography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Virgil Hancock, John Schaefer, Thomas Wiewandt
Moderator: Shan Sutton

Desert Jewels
Cactus Flowers of the Southwest and Mexico
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
University of Arizona Press
January 2023
ISBN 9781941451120
224 pages

A Desert Illuminated
Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Press
October 2008
ISBN 9781886679016
114 pages