Joe Deal, Landscape Photographer and Educator, Dies at Age 62


TUCSON, AZ.- The Center for Creative Photography, which in 2009 became home to the Joe Deal Archive, reported Deal’s death on Friday, June 18, 2010. Joe Deal defined his artistic career with black‐and‐white photographs of the American landscape, which were both thoughtfully conceived and beautifully presented. One of ten photographers included in the renowned 1975 George Eastman House exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man‐Altered Landscape, Deal’s photography helped define how artists presented the built environment through the lens. His additional contributions to the field, as an educator and academic administrator, extended the reach of his influence. Joe Deal was born in Topeka, Kansas, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1970. His photographic studies began at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with Van Deren Cok