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Bio

Peter Bennett has been a successful travel and environmental photographer for over 25 years. From 1998 to 2014 he owned and ran Ambient Images, a photo agency specializing in New York, California and environmental imagery and represented the work of over thirty photographers including his own. In 2015 he formed Citizen of the Planet, LLC, devoted exclusively to the distribution of his stories and work that focus on environmental subjects such as fracking, drought, green construction, alternative energies, urban farming and water and air quality issues. Peter has worked with numerous local environmental organizations over the years including FoLAR, Heal the Bay, Tree People, Algalita Marine Research Foundation, Communities for a Better Environment and the LA Conservation Corps.

 

Shows

Upcoming - Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles - Group show - Los Angeles River photographs by 7 photographers - 2/17/16 - 3/1/16

Solo show at Laemmle Theatre in NoHo Art in the Arthouse series - 13 Dye sublimation aluminum prints of the LA River -7/30/15 - 10/31/15

 

Permanent Exhibits

California Science Center  – Ten prints in permanent installation of Ecosystem - L.A. Zone     exhibit

Seven prints of Los Angeles River – permanent exhibit at Rio Vista Apartments, Glassell Park

Nine prints of Los Angeles River – permanent exhibit at Riverwalk at Reseda Apartments, Reseda

Large display print of Ballona Wetlands – permanent installation at Kaiser Permanente Medical offices – Playa Vista

Two prints of Los Angeles River – permanent exhibit at Downtown Center Business Improvement District offices

 

Books

New York City, America the Beautiful series, Firefly Books (2010)

A Field Guide to New York City, Twin Lights Publishing (2009)

California, America the Beautiful series, Firefly Books (2009)

Our San Diego, Voyageur Press (2006)

Only In Los Angeles, Voyageur Press (2004)

New York City - A Photographic Portrait, Twin Lights Publishing (2004)


Teaching

Leads Los Angeles River Photo Adventure Workshop twice a year (2012 - Present)

Instructor at Los Angeles Center of Photography (formally Julia dean Photo Workshops) (2010 - Present)


Photo projects

The changing landscape and faces of California’s Central Valley (2014 - Present)

Documentation of Ed Begley Jr’s attempt to construct the greenest home in North America for television series “On Begley Street” (2012 - Present)

Documentation of Los Angeles River and LA Revitalization Plan, including 2008 Los Angeles River Expedition, La Gran Limpieza river clean-ups, new park construction and openings, 1st annual Off tha’ Hook fly fishing event and 1st annual LA River Boat Race (2008 - Present)

Construction and journey of the “Junk Raft” a modern ‘Kon Tiki’ made from plastic water bottles and other recycled objects that sailed from Long Beach to Hawaii in order to bring attention to the plastic pollution in the North Pacific Gyre (2008)


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