Lecture and Book Signing: "California's Changing Landscape: The Way of Water" by George Rose

12apr4:30 pm6:30 pmLecture and Book Signing: "California's Changing Landscape: The Way of Water" by George Rose

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Over 140 stunning photographs capture George Rose’s expansive documentation of California’s complicated and dramatic water story. George began this project during the Covid-19 pandemic, just as the effects of drought were becoming increasingly visible. Then, California was hit with record-setting rain and snowstorms in early 2023. This onslaught of water effectively filled reservoirs and – at least temporarily – ended the drought.

“I have always been curious about how we acquire our drinking water,” says author and photographer George Rose. “I made the decision to educate myself about California’s convoluted water systems and set out to photograph as many of the important and not-so-important state water reservoirs as possible. As I looked back, I realized I was witnessing a changing climate and landscape which was evolving before my eyes.”
Rose, a contributing photographer with Getty Images, lives in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. Much of his time is devoted to documenting the natural environment as well as top vineyard estates up and down the coast of California.

Over 50 years ago, Rose began his long career as a photographer. He served six years as a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times; prowled the sidelines of games as a photographer for the National Football League (NFL); co-owned and co-published the Mendocino Grapevine; won a World Press Photo Award for news, and was named California “Newspaper Photographer of the Year” in 1976 by the University of Missouri; the Los Angeles Times has twice nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize; and in addition to California’s Changing Landscapes, has released other coffee table style books such as VINEYARD Sonoma County (2017) and WINE COUNTRY Santa Barbara County (2019).

Join us for an inspirational and educational lecture and book signing with George Rose at the California Nature Art Museum (formerly the Wildling Museum) in the Second Floor Valley Oak Gallery. His newest book, California’s Changing Landscape, will be sold onsite for $38.98.
Tickets are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.


(Friday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm(GMT-07:00)

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