The John Yang Archive is delighted to announce it has found a home at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
The CCP has acquired approximately 350 of John Yang’s photographs from throughout his entire career, as well as Yang’s correspondence, papers, and ephemera which includes his unusually methodical darkroom process documentation.
From Becky Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography:
“The addition of John Yang’s archive to the Center’s collection will deepen future scholars’ understanding of the Modernist legacy, promoted through publications; courses, workshops and technical manuals dedicated to photographic craft; and through the curatorial programs of American museums. Yang absorbed Modernist ideas through these outlets and carried them forward, bringing to bear his training as an architect and drafter to produce an exquisite body of photographic work. Yang’s archive includes exhibition prints from all major bodies of work, negatives and related printing instructions, correspondence, his personally collected reference materials, and exhibition-related documentation.”