Faculty - Sky Bergman

Sky Bergman with her grandmother, Evelyn Ricciuti, film still from Lives Well Lived.
Sky Bergman with her grandmother, Evelyn Ricciuti, film still from Lives Well Lived.

Sky Bergman is an accomplished, award-winning photographer. Lives Well LivedSky’s directorial debut is currently airing on PBSThe film celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.Sky continues to make new films with two short films about intergenerational connections currently on the film festival circuit and a feature-length film underway that is a celebration of love. Her film Mochitsuki, which explores the ancient tradition of preparing Mochi to celebrate the Japanese New Year will air on PBS as part of Asian American month May, 2024. Her fine art photography work is included in permanent collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Her commercial work has appeared on book covers for Random House and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., and magazine spreads in Smithsonian, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Reader’s Digest, and Archaeology Odyssey.Sky was recently named a CoGenerate Innovation Fellow, joining an impressive group of 14 other social entrepreneurs with cogenerational solutions to today’s biggest problems. These 15 inspiring social entrepreneurs bring older & younger people together to address racial inequality, climate change, social isolation and more.  Sky Bergman was the former chair of the Art & Design department at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA (2007 - 2013) and is currently teaching part-time as a Professor Emeritus of Photography and Video where she has been teaching since 1995


Sky Bergman

Professor Photography
Phone: 805.756.1538
Office: 34 - 155

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