Memorial Planned for Longtime Arizona Photographer Jack Stuler

Jack Stuler, a prolific photographer whose work was exhibited in galleries across the U.S. during his six-decade career, died March 22 at his home in Payson. He was 82.

Stuler's family and friends are planning to honor his legacy with a memorial exhibition and celebration this Saturday, April 11, at Arizona State University's Northlight Gallery in Tempe. The event starts at 5 p.m.

According to a website recently set up in his memory, Stuler was a Pennsylvania native. He studied at Phoenix College and at Arizona State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1960 and later became a professor.

Stuler's photos — usually close-up ("macro") shots — were exhibited in, among other places, the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., and the Phoenix Art Museum. He published a book of his photos, In the Nature of Things, in 1990.

A 2002 Phoenix New Times story about a Stuler exhibition said the photographer "makes the familiar otherworldly with close-up shots ... that turn natural objects into surreal forms resembling alien terrain or voluptuous flesh. Only the titles — such as Rock Forms, Foam, East Verde River, Cactus and Sand — reveal that we're looking at bits of rock or parts of plants."

To learn more about Stuler and the memorial event, visit this Facebook page.

Photo: A Jack Stuler photograph. | Courtesy of "Jack Stuler Legacy" Facebook page

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Hi THANK YOU so much for posting the notice of our celebration for Jack Stuler! If you would please correct: * Jack did not publish "In the Nature of Things"... that was Chris Pichler, Founder of Nazraeli Press and former Jack Stuler student, 1986-87. Nazraeli Press is one of the premiere publishers of Fine Art prints, limited edition publications and photo related topics. * Jack earned the ***FIRST*** Master of Fine Arts in Photography ever granted at ASU. He headed the Department for 35 years and founded Northlight Gallery in 1972. This is the very last show in the original location of Northlight. It is moving to downtown Phoenix. * Parking is in the 10th St. parking garage, the closest to Matthews Hall where Northlight Gallery is located. A MILLION times THANK YOU!!! We LOVE Arizona Highways!!!

Northlight Gallery Located at Mathews Hall on ASU Campus Tempe . . . Jack Stulers Legacy Memorial, Saturday, April 11 at 5pm

Jack Stuler was awarded the Gold Medal by the Phoenix ART MUSEUM at the First Photography Exhibition in 1967 for his 'body of work' presented.

Northlight Gallery Located at Mathews Hall on ASU Campus Tempe . . . Jack Stulers Legacy Memorial, Saturday, April 11 at 5pm

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