Approved biography for James G. Bennett
(Courtesy of Christian Peterson)
Bennett was active in the Minneapolis Camera Club, as a founding member and its first president, from 1931 to 1934. Between 1932 and 1941 his work was included in every presentation of the Minneapolis salon, except for one. During this period, he served on the jury twice and saw his images reproduced in two of the salon catalogs. One of them was his Century Plant, a desert landscape, both his preferred environment and photographic subject.
James G. Bennett was a geologist who worked in the family mining business, along with his brother Theodore W. Bennett, who was also a Minneapolis pictorialist. The company (started by his father) developed the Mesabi iron range in northern Minnesota, pioneered new mining techniques, and expanded to countries outside the United States.
Christian A. Peterson Pictorial Photography at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Christian A. Peterson: Privately printed, 2012)
This biography is courtesy and copyright of Christian Peterson and is included here with permission.
Date last updated: 1 June 2013.
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