Photographs have helped shape both historical and contemporary public perception of Arizona and the West. This program presents a chronological history and social development of photography in Territorial Arizona. Included are rare and unique historical images of daily life, public events, personalities, mining, Native Americans, and environment of early Arizona. Accompanying images are high-quality copies of original vintage photographs of many little known regions of the state, and development of the camps, forts, and towns throughout the Territory. Also provided is information about photographic processes and techniques, and reflections on postcard photography, captions and changing societal perception of the West.
Jeremy Rowe, Ed.D., has collected, researched, and written about 19th and early 20th century photographs for over thirty years. Author of Arizona Photographers 1850-1920: A History and Directory, and Arizona Stereographs 1865 – 1930, and numerous chapters and articles, he manages vintagephoto.com. Rowe serves on Boards of the Daguerreian Society as President, Ephemera Society of America, INFOCUS, Daniel Nagrin Theatre Film & Dance Foundation, and National Stereoscopic Association, and has curated many museum exhibitions. Rowe was Executive Director of the School of Computing and Informatics, is Emeritus Faculty at Arizona State University, and consults, researches and writes about historic photography.