Best of Open Show Bay Area 2013

Thursday Jan 16 2014   7:00 PM
Rayko Photo Center  428 Third St., San Francisco, CA  map

Cris Benton, author of Saltscapes, will present with the four other winners of the Best of 2013 Awards.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit openshow.org/bayarea.

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.