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Bob Bennett

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Burlington, Vermont

Birth year

Lives in
San Rafael, CA

Works in
San Rafael, CA


photography, photomontage surrealism


Bob Bennett grew up in Maine and New Hampshire, graduated from St Paul's School in Concord, N.H., in 1969... and then spent 20+ years in the Washington, D.C. area, before moving to California in 1992.

He's been an advertising art director ('76-'81), and was working as a freelance architectural photographer ('81-'91), when he opened the pandora's box of photomontage in the early '80's. 

Since then, his work has been seen in a number of national publications, both 'on assignment' and as 'stock', and in galleries and competitive exhibits on both coasts.

He currently divides his time between shooting film, gathering pixels, & photomontage printing (still done exclusively in a simple 'traditional'/chemical darkroom), ...and various digital work - including digital photo-illustration & montage, web graphics development, and high-end digital printing - in Marin County, CA.

When he's not doing that?... he's definitely at the beach, or in the desert, somewhere...

Gallery Shows & Exhibits, Book & Magazine Exposure

Two digital montage images included in 'Surreal Digital Photography' published by Ilex Press, UK.

"See this rim - strongest made for the money"
(darkroom montage print) included in group exhibit
at Circle Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

• Darkroom montage image "Explorer" used prominently in the book 'Black & White Photography / Manifest Visions' published by Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, Mass.

'Explorer' poster published by Portal Publications, Corte Madera, CA.

• 'California Dreaming' - Bayfront Gallery, Fort Mason, SF, CA.
• Palm Springs Desert Museum, Artists council annual exhibit.
• Magnum Opus VIII, Sacramento Fine Arts center, Sacramento, CA.
• Contributed a print to Laguna Art Museum(Laguna, CA.) annual auction...
which was sold.

• Contributed print to Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY -
Fundraising auction.
• Group exhibit, 'Darkside' - 8th St gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
• "Wierd photos" - Greene County Council on Arts, Catskill, NY.
• "Spirituality & Religiosity in America" 8th St Gallery, Albuquerque NM.

• Toledo Friends of Photography, '93 National Exhibit at University of
Toledo's Center for Visual Arts.
• 'Earth Art' Associated artists of Winston-Salem NC, National Juried Photo
& Art Show. Sawtooth Galleries, Winston Salem, NC.
• Magnum Opus 93 - Sacramento Fine Arts center, Sacramento, CA.
• 'Showcase 93' All media Juried show, Beaverton Arts Commision,
Cascade Plaza, Beaverton, OR.
•'Values - at the end of the 20th century' - Orange County Center for
Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.

• Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC, Group show
• Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin TX - "Beyond Photography"

1988 - 1996
Assignment illustrations done for many publications:
Washingtonian, Regardies, USA Today, Kiplingers,
Guitar Player, Keyboard, & Magical Blend to name a few.
You can see a sampling of them at:

• "Photo Derived", Indiana Univ. School of Fine Arts,
Juror - Joel Peter Witkin.
• Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD, 5th Annual Multimedia Show.
• Arlington Art Center, Arlington VA, 'Winter solos'.

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