Saltscapes: Kite Photography of the South Bay Saltponds

Thursday Mar 27 2014   7:00 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore  5433 College Ave., Oakland, CA  map

Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Cris Benton, author of Saltscapes, will give a slideshow presentation and sign copies of his book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit dieselbookstore.com/event/oakland-cris-benton-discusses-and-signs-saltscapes.

Cris BentonCris Benton is a retired professor of architecture and former department chair at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was engaged in teaching and research in the Building Science Laboratory as well as a program of post-occupancy building case studies. His kite aerial photography in the South Bay began during a sabbatical year spent as artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and it has continued under special use permits from the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The resulting images documenting the salt ponds have been shown at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Exploratorium, and the Coyote Point Museum, as well as conferences and art galleries. Benton’s aerial images have been used by over one hundred nonprofit agencies.