Salton Sea: Beautiful Desolation

Debbie Bentley

Book Details
Paper over board
ISBN-13: 9781942084822
128 pages; 55 Color Photographs
8 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2  inches
$45 US; $58.99 CAN 

"The lake that Bentley photographed so exquisitely and passionately over 18 months will never be as it was at that moment in time when the water stopped, nor will the remediation efforts woefully behind schedule to deal with the increasing dust." - Art Daily

Also featured in:

L’Oeil de la PhotographieCreative Boom, and The Global Traveler.

Photographs by Debbie Bentley

Introduction by Mark Murrmann

Photographs documenting the Salton Sea as it existed in 2018—the first year after California water transfers ended. The lake will never be as it was at that moment in time, nor will State remediation efforts woefully behind schedule to control dust. From this point forward, the Sea will recede at an unprecedented rate, releasing ever-increasing levels of toxic dust into the air.

Debbie Bentley is a documentary photographer currently living and working in Vacaville, California.

Mark Murrmann is a photographer, curator, and photography instructor. He serves as Photo Editor at Mother Jones magazine.