PhotoVox - CPAC - Architectural Photography Event

PhotoVox: August 2018 – Architectural Photography


WHEN | Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:30 – 8 pm (doors open 6 pm)

SPEAKERS |  T. John Hughes, Commercial and Fine Art Architectural Photographer & Rick Petersen, Principal, OZ Architecture

WHERE | CPAC Gallery, 1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

COST | Free for CPAC Members; $10 for non-members

ABOUT | Join us for an exciting discussion about architectural photography, presented by CPAC and the Denver Architecture Foundation. Our panel will include two leading experts — T. John Hughes, a commercial and fine art architectural photographer with 30 years of experience, and Rick Petersen, Principal at OZ Architecture, a Colorado architectural design firm. Our moderator will be Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC.

Among other questions, we’ll address:

Where do fine art photography and architectural photography intersect? 

> What makes an outstanding architectural photograph?

> What’s the best way to approach an architectural design firm with your work? 


T. John Hughes has thirty years of experience as a commercial and fine art architectural photographer and was a faculty member of the Art Institute of Colorado, where he also specialized in photo history. In recent years, he has focused on fine art projects related to architecture; change over time; cinema; and abstraction. One of his best-known endeavors is the “Cityscape” Panorama Project.” Begun in 1992 it is an ongoing every-five-year documentation of downtown Denver cityscapes and streetscapes taken from the same vantage points. And in 2015 his nationally-focused book, Apparitions: Architecture That has Disappeared From Our Cities, was published. He also taught at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Architecture. He has a B.A. in English from Trinity College and an M.A. in Digital Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Rick Petersen’s broad body of work engages and enriches communities from Denver to Antarctica. His design focus ranges from mixed-use to higher education to cultural centers. Rick’s current work is relevant to many issues that are pivotal, including transit-oriented development, urban infill and affordable housing.  An active student mentor, teacher and juror, Rick invests in the next generation of designers. To serve the larger community, he is a member of several design review boards and is a long-term leader of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University and a B.A. in Environmental Design from the University of California at Berkeley.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at CPAC’s downtown gallery, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.