About the Book
Basically, this is a photo book about benches, and the places in and around Madison, Wisconsin, where you can find them, sit on them, and watch the world from them. These public sitting places fascinate me, because they are places where one can stop and simply be aware of what's going on around him or her. They are often placed to allow people just to sit back and enjoy life.
Inspired by his experiences as an exchange student on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Kerry G. Hill became a journalist. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1980, he embarked on a 20-year newspaper career in Wisconsin and Illinois -- half of it as the national/international news editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, the state's second-largest daily. Today, he is in charge of communications for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, one of the premiere institutions in its field. In recent years, he has been gaining recognition for his photography, including two solo exhibits in Madison.