Frederick Sommer

Sommer's black-and-white, often surrealistic images startled and disturbed. His archives were among those that helped establish Tucson's Center for Creative Photography. He died in 1999.

Todd Walker

Walker, a one-time commercial photographer, taught at the UA from 1977 to 1985. He began manipulating works on the computer before anyone realized the potential computers had in art making and he was a groundbreaker in digital photography. Walker died in 1998.

Kate Breakey

Breakey's oversized painted photographs of dead animals and botanicals are at once reverential and disturbing. She photographs them in a manner reminiscent of portraits by the Old Masters, paints them, and in death gives them a beauty and splendor that breathe.

Mark Klett

The internationally known Klett, who teaches at ASU, revisits sites of early landscape photographs of the American West. Klett re-creates the original as much as possible, puts overlays onto that image, juxtaposing the photos to create a striking documentation of the changes in the countryside.

Harold Jones

Jones, the founding director of the Center for Creative Photography, is an accomplished photographer, creating images that range from black and white to painted, portraits to an exploding atom bond.

- Selected by the Star's Kathy Allen; Rebecca Senf, acting senior curator at the Center for Creative Photography; Terry Etherton of Etherton Gallery; and Julie Sasse, curator with the Tucson Museum of Art.