Plants of California Photography Exhibition
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
- Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Garden Staff
Location: Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery
Open to the Public: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to feature an exhibition of photographs by legendary botanist, inspirational teacher and mentor, Dr. John Robert “Bob” Haller (1930-2016) from December 7, 2016 to March 17, 2017 in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.
A gifted and prolific photographer who once studied under Ansel Adams in the 1950s, Haller received his Ph.D. in botany from UCLA and soon after joined the faculty of UC Santa Barbara where he inspired generations of future botanists until his retirement in 1994. This exhibition incorporates 58 images used in his celebrated multimedia presentations from his undergraduate course, Plants of California (Botany 103). Collectively, the photographs depict a virtual transect of California natural habitats beginning on the coast, moving east to the chaparral, grasslands and oak woodland foothills, through the high Sierra, and ending in the desert.
Following his retirement from UCSB, Haller served as the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Education Botanist, teaching classes, leading field trips and continuing to introduce new audiences to wonder of California’s beautiful and diverse natural landscapes. His photograph collection of thousands of images was gifted to the Garden.
Curated by Betsy Collins, Dr. Nancy Vivrette, and Randy Wright.
Free for members or with paid Garden admission.
Bob Haller's Plants of California Photography Exhibition was funded with support from Santa Barbara Beautiful.