Robert Buelteman Speaks for the Land
His works strive to connect audiences to subjects in an emotionally transcendent manner, especially as they celebrate the local natural environment. His love of the land began when he was growing up in Woodside. The family home looked out to the Santa Cruz Mountains, whose deep canyons, redwood groves and daily tides of ocean-borne fog inspired the veneration of life and light that appear in his works today.
Over his forty years in photography, Buelteman has published fifteen photographic portfolios, and three of these, The Unseen Peninsula (1994), Eighteen Days in June (2000), and Signs of Life (2009) were published as award-winning monographs. In 2007, the photographer was diagnosed with advanced Lyme Disease, bringing an end to the most productive period of his career. Buelteman has received accolades from institutions as diverse as the United States Congress, the Commonwealth Club of California, Committee for Green Foothills, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Since 2010 his art has been the subject of dozens of essays in 28 languages on six continents around the globe and can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
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Thursday, September 1: Who Speaks for the Land? with Robert Buelteman