Tibetan People and Landscapes of the Himalayas Photographs by Richard Christiani

November 19, 2013

Contact: Michele McKenzie
Art & Music Department


Berkeley, November 20, 2013 – Bay Area architect and photographer, Richard Christiani will speak about his experiences photographing the people and landscapes of the Himalayas at a free event on Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library. The photography exhibition will be on display from November 25th through February 2nd in the Catalog Lobby on the first floor of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, downtown Berkeley.

This artist’s talk is presented in conjunction with an exhibit of Christiani’s striking color photographs, capturing the stark beauty of the Himalayas and the devoutness of the Tibetan people. An avid hiker and practicing Tibetan Buddhist, Christiani has completed six treks into remote regions of the Himalayas to visit some of Tibet’s most sacred Buddhist sites and dramatic landscapes. Richard Christiani is president of Christiani Johnson Architects, an award-winning San Francisco firm. In addition to completing undergraduate and graduate studies in architecture at U.C. Berkeley, he has formal training in both photography and art.

The free exhibit and free artist’s talk are sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org). For more information call 510-981-6241 or connect to www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. Wheelchair accessible.

To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least three working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.