Top Photographer Featured at Carmel Valley 1st Saturday Series

Carmel Valley, California, January 18, 2018 – Friends of the Carmel Valley Library are pleased to host Daniel Bianchetta, internationally published photographer and current archivist and historian at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California as our guest speaker on Saturday, February 3, at 10:15 a.m. Bianchetta’s talk, An Artist’s View of Native American Rock Art and What’s Around in Nature, stems from his thirty years as a professional photographer and historian, his keen interest and research of Native American Rock Art sites throughout the Southwest, Canada, and Hawaii, and, particularly, his in-depth cultural and historical study of the Big Sur coastal tribe, the Esselen. Bianchetta’s knowledge and passion uniquely intertwine art, history, and science. Please join us for an educational and inspiring morning with a talented and engaging local resident and lover of the Big Sur coast.

With a focus on the color photographic process, Daniel’s sensitive eye inspires him to create deeply moving and emotional images of the Big Sur coastline and wildlife. He has been published widely in a variety of magazines, from National Geographic to Vogue. His photographic work is in galleries and private collections worldwide. His museum show installation of over 60 large fine art prints was at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and was attended by over 8,000 people. In association with Cascadia Research and other research biologists, Bianchetta has worked in the area of scientific monitoring, providing photo identification for various coastal species, such as Humpback and Blue Whales, Orcas, and Sea Turtles, over the last decade.

​Daniel is also a gifted intuitive counselor and has taught meditation practice for almost forty years. He makes his home/studio in Big Sur and Carmel Valley with his photographer/artist wife, Cynthia. Together they lead Big Sur Photography Workshops and lead seminars for the Esalen Institute.

This free program at the Carmel Valley Branch is being hosted by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library as part of the popular First Saturday Program Series. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. For information, please call the Library at 659-2377.

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