Presidio of San Francisco (May 15, 2007) -- The Presidio Trust is
proud to host a new exhibit of photographs by renowned aerial
photographer Robert Cameron. The stunning exhibit will be at the
Presidio Officers’ Club from May 18 through August 26, 2007 and will be
accompanied by free Wednesday evening programs.
taken from a helicopter, focus on the natural environment and include
bird’s eye views of forests, mountains, deserts and cities. They cover
the western United States, as well as Hawaii and Alaska. Many of the
dramatic photos are six feet tall and ten feet wide.
has been taking aerial photographs since 1969, was interested in the
changes he has seen over the years as a result of human interaction with
the environments he photographed, “I wanted to capture the existing
natural beauty, but also show how the environment has been shaped by
man,” Cameron explained.
The large format photographs provide an
expansive view of these changes. In one striking photo, the viewer sees
the snaking line of windmills that line the hills along the Altamont
Pass in California. The windmills go on for miles, continuing off into
“Cameron’s aerial technique results in amazing
photos that allow the viewer to share his unique perspective,” said
Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust Executive Director. “We are proud to
host this amazing exhibit at the Presidio.”
photographic career began in 1933 as a news photographer. He is known
internationally through his series of books including Above San
Francisco, Above Paris and Above Washington D.C. His latest book is
Above Mexico City. Cameron’s previous exhibition at the Presidio, From
Above - A Robert Cameron Retrospective, attracted 26,000 visitors.
Environmental Journey features very large prints that have never been
exhibited before from new digitally transferred negatives.
Presidio Officers’ Club Exhibition Hall is located at 50 Moraga Avenue
in the Presidio. The exhibit will be open Wednesday – Sunday from 11
am to 5 pm.
A speaker series, Environmental Journey: Crisis
and Responses will kick-off with An Inconvenient Truth: One Year Later
presented by one of Al Gore’s Climate Messengers on June 6.
more information about this or other Presidio Trust programs, please
visit our website: www.presidio.gov.
Images available upon request.
The Presidio Trust was established by the
United States Congress in 1994 to manage the Presidio of San Francisco, a
former army base located in San Francisco at the base of the Golden
Gate Bridge. The 1,500-acre site contains the infrastructure of a small
city as well as expansive open space, a 300-acre historic forest,
spectacular views, and rare and endangered plants and wildlife. It
comprises nearly 6 million square feet of buildings, including 469
historic structures that contribute to its status as a National Historic
Landmark District, making it unlike any other national park. In
establishing the Trust, Congress mandated that it make the park
financially self-sufficient by 2013. The Trust is the only federal
agency with this mandate. The Presidio Trust Management Plan sets the
framework for the Presidio’s financial and preservation goals.