John P. Schaefer Photography

Flowers & Form

January 26, 2018 - May 20, 2018

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily | Ottosen Gallery
Free with paid Garden admission or Membership


Call: 480.941.1225 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the admissions Box Office 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Dr. John P. Schaefer, who has distinguished himself as an esteemed educator, best-selling author and acclaimed photographer, has captured the art, form, and life of desert plants in a series entitled “Flowers and Form." Schaefer has a Ph.D. in chemistry, a more than 20-year career as a professor and researcher, and is President Emeritus of the University of Arizona. He founded the university’s renowned Center for Creative Photography with iconic landscape photographer Ansel Adams in 1975. Schaefer is also a conservationist and avid birdwatcher, who founded the Nature Conservancy in Arizona and helped organize the Tucson Audubon Society. He authored three best-selling books on photography and his work has been featured in myriad publications including Arizona Highways.

Starting Jan. 26 through May 20, 2018, Schaefer’s photographic works of plants and flowers, many shot at the Desert Botanical Garden, will be on exhibit in the Ottosen Gallery.

Read Dr. Schaefer's photography tips on our Garden Buzz blog.