In 2008 we invited legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman to be our guest speaker at the Modern Phoenix Expo 2009 and talk about his work in the state of Arizona. He was happy to oblige, but at 98 he became too frail to travel for our event. We'd spent hours with our noses in borrowed books ferreting out the handful of photos and writing about his Arizona work. This led to a jawdropping journey through the Julius Shulman Archive at the Getty Research Institute to find whatever we could about Arizona in his imagery. It was developing into too good of a story to give up.
Disappointed but undaunted we sent the Editor of Desert Living magazine, David Tyda, to Los Angeles with our Arizona findings on a laptop to capture what would become Shulman's last known interview about (and only known large curation of) 70+ samples of exclusively Arizona work.
View the slide show here: http://www.modernphoenix.net/shulman_arizona.htm