Cris Benton

Cris 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.

Past Events

Berkeley Public Library’s 13th Annual Authors Dinner

Saturday Feb 07 2015   6:30 PM
Berkeley Public Library  2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA  map

From the Depths to the Shallows with Cris Benton

Friday Aug 22 2014   6:00 PM
Nature Gallery  296 State St., Los Altos, CA  map

Saltscapes with Cris Benton in Livermore

Thursday Aug 14 2014   1:30 PM
Livermore Public Library  1188 S Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA  map

Saltscapes: Kite Photography of the South Bay Saltponds

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

A Literary Feast: Authors Dinner

Saturday Mar 22 2014   6:00 PM
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Community Hall  3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA  map

Saltworks and Shorelines: a Visual and Social History of the San Francisco Bay

Wednesday Mar 12 2014   7:30 PM
Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics  518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA  map

Friday Nights @ OMCA with Saltscapes

Friday Feb 14 2014   7:00 PM
Oakland Museum of California  1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA  map

Oakland Rotary Club: Saltscapes

Thursday Feb 13 2014   12:30 PM
Oakland Rotary Club, California Ballroom  1736 Franklin St., Oakland, CA  map

Best of Open Show Bay Area 2013

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

Saltscapes Book Launch at the Exploratorium

Wednesday Dec 04 2013   6:30 PM
The Exploratorium  15/17 Pier, San Francisco, CA  map

Hacking Photography & Video

Thursday Jul 18 2013   7:00 PM
Pivotal Labs  875 Howard St., San Francisco, CA  map