3. Norton Photography Gallery at Phoenix Art Museum When Phoenix Art Museum teamed up with the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the local photography community was abuzz. The result is a gallery at the museum dedicated to showcasing a collection of historical and contemporary photographs that include more than more than 80,000 works by 2,000 photographers. Curator Rebecca Senf from the CCP has brought in work by Ansel Adams, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, W. Eugene Smith, and Edward Weston, to name a few. Currently on view is work by ASU Faculty member Stephen Marc. Admission is included in a museum pass.
2. Capture 12 at monOrchid Stephen Gittins is no stranger to teaching photography. The local artist has taught at ASU for years after getting his MFA, and this year, he found cool new digs at a studio inside monOrchid where he plans to do the same. Gittens' studio is called Capture 12, which aims to provide classes in photography that's not in a classroom. For more information on upcoming classes, check out the Capture 12 website.