These portraits were taken by San Francisco photographer Christopher Irion, who has created community portrait installations in more than 25 communities across the United States.
The “Thanks to Berkeley…” PhotoBooth project invites the Cal community to join together to express their pride and gratitude through portraits and words. All members of the Cal community are invited to participate in PhotoBooth events that will be held througout the five-years of The Campaign for Berkeley.
The campaign launched publicly on September 19, 2008. On that day, an installation featuring 426 portraits was unveiled on Dwinelle Plaza. At the same time, the campaign Web site launched with an online exhibit of more than 1,000 photos. Now, the online exhibit displays more than 2,700 images. Each time the PhotoBooth travels around and beyond campus, new portraits are added the site. This permanent online exhibit is a wonderful reflection of the spirit and diversity of the Cal community: the students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Cal who are the University of California, Berkeley.
New Students, August 28
Lower Sproul Plaza, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Calaplooza, August 29
Dwinelle Plaza, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Student-Athletes, September 4
Simpson Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shared Services and Athletics, August 24
Spieker Plaza, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
First day of classes and Calapalooza, August 23
Outside west side of Wheeler Hall, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
New Students Reception, August 22
University House, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Caltopia, August 22
New Student Convocation, August 22
Dwinelle Plaza, August 23
New York Gala, September 30
Senior Gift, March 10
Senior Gift Grad Fair, April 9
Convocation, May 16
Homecoming, October 3
New Student Convocation, August 24
Scholarship and Fellowship Students, May 5 and 6
Haas M.B.A. Reunion, April 25
Charter Gala, April 4
Recreational Sports Facility, March 4
Homecoming, October 4
Campaign Gala Luncheon, September 19
Benjamin Ide Wheeler Tea, July 15
2008 Grads, May 13
UC Berkeley Foundation Dinner, May 8
Berkeley Community - Installation, April 3-4
UC Berkeley Students, Jan 23, 25
All participants must sign a release giving the University of California, Berkeley permission to use their image and words for University purposes in support of institutional advancement. “Thanks to Berkeley…” is the theme for the campaign, and the University has an exclusive agreement with the photographer Christopher Irion for the use of the photographs to support the campaign theme. Therefore, PhotoBooth images and words can only be used in publications and on the Web as directed by and with the permission of Marketing and Communications in University Relations.
The viewpoints expressed by participants in the PhotoBooth project are those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the University of California, Berkeley. The University reserves the right to exclude individuals from participation whose comments would be offensive to the Cal community including statements are distasteful, profane, illegal, or immoral, or that advocate or promote hate or prejudice. Because participants can download low-resolution images for their own use, the University is not responsible for and cannot monitor use of the images that are taken from the site. However, the University will take action against any reported improper or unauthorized use of the images and words.
For more information:
Marketing and Communications
University of California, Berkeley
2080 Addison Street # 4200
Berkeley, CA 94707-4200