Rebecca A. Senf

GRS MA 2001, PhD, 2008

1) What have you been doing since you graduated from BU? Details about your current and past employment? Accomplishments you’re proud of? Challenges you’ve encountered?

I currently work as the chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. For about 10 years I was in a joint appointment between the CCP and the Phoenix Art Museum as the Norton Family Curator; I then moved into my current position in 2016. Prior to that I worked in various positions in the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In February 2020, I published “Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams” with Yale University Press and CCP; in 2018 I published “To Be Thirteen” with Radius Press featuring the work of Betsy Schneider; and in 2012 I published “Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe” with University of California Press.
More information about my publications, presentations, and exhibitions can be found at

2) How your time in the department shaped your professional and personal lives?

I am tremendously thankful for the colleagues I met during my time at Boston University – they have continued to be valuable friends and professional contacts.

3) Any advice that you would’ve given to your younger self?

Return your library books on time!

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