University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography acquires the Jack Welpott Archive


TUCSON, AZ.- The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona Libraries announced that it has acquired the photographic archive of internationally renowned artist Jack Welpott. “We are thrilled that the Jack Welpott Legacy Trust has chosen the Center for Creative Photography as the permanent home for the Welpott archive,” comments Katharine Martinez, the Center’s director. “Welpott was an accomplished photographer and a key member of the rich community of artists in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second half of the 20th century. His archive will allow researchers, curators and photographers to better understand his career, as well as his pivotal role as a teacher and mentor.” Born in Kansas City, Kan., Jack Welpott (1923-2007) grew up in Bloomington, Ind. He learned about photography as a boy by watching his uncle in the darkroom, and began taking pictures by the ti