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Salty business… Saltscapes | Cris Benton. Photographer Cris Benton has studied and documented the South Bay’s salt industry for over 10 years, using cameras held aloft by large handmade kites to document these algae-infused intake and evaporation ponds, crisscrossed by channels and levees.  Benton explores the exuberant, otherworldly salt ponds and marshes in various states of restoration revealing saturated colors, subtle textures, and vivid patterns not discernible from the ground. Simply captivating… (ryanpanos)