University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

A Picture of Preservation

Writer and photographer Jon Waterman and Chief Curator of the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, Becky Senf, discuss the national parks in the West, along Frank Ruggles, former National Park Service Eminent Photographer. This discussion focuses on how photography is not just a way to capture images of these wild places, but a way to conserve them.

Frank Ruggles

Frank Lee Ruggles has about as mysterious and impressive a resumé as one can imagine. He carried a machine gun for four years as a U.S. Army Paratrooper, was a First Sergeant in the Virginia State Guard as a Military Police Officer, and even parachuted with the 82nd Airborne division into Panama....

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Rebecca Senf

Dr. Rebecca Senf is the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum....

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Jon Waterman

Jon Waterman found his calling as a writer while shooting photographs on expeditions more than four decades ago. Drawn to the physical challenge and peace he felt in the natural world, he continually fell short explaining this allure to others....

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