John P. Schaefer
John P. Schaefer is President Emeritus of the University of Arizona, where he had an active, 21-year career in teaching and research. A conservationist and avid birdwatcher, he helped organize the Tucson Audubon Society and found the Nature Conservancy in Arizona. In addition to his academic and conservation work, Dr. Schaefer enjoys a reputation as a skilled photographer. He and Ansel Adams founded the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in 1975. Dr. Schaefer is the author of three bestselling books on photographic techniques, and his photographs have been featured in Arizona Highways and many other publications. In recent years he has concentrated on photographing cacti, plants and flowers. Dr. Schaefer is also an amateur astronomer, a classical music lover, collector of southwestern art, and father of two wonderful daughters.