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Sean McFarland: The 2009 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers

March 26th, 2009

Friend and SF-based Photographer Sean Mcfarland is the recipient of the 2009 Baum Award
for Emerging American Photographers.
Celebrating the work of Sean McFarland, recipient of the 6th annual Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers and San Francisco’s first photographer to win this prestigious national award, SF Camerawork will feature McFarland’s series Pictures of the Earth. The Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers is one of the largest national awards available in photography, and the only award in the United States to single out ‘emerging’ photographers for support. Through the generosity of Glenn and April Bucksbaum of The Baum Foundation, this $10,000 cash grant honors a talented and innovative photographer at a pivotal moment in the development of his or her career.

Delicately manipulating imagery to create black and white Polaroid photographs that subtly explore ways in which our actions alter the natural landscape, McFarland’s photographs serve, he notes, as “witness to the landscape, showing its history, our trace in it, and admiring its beauty.”

April 2 – May 23, 2009
Opening Reception: April 2, 2009, 5 – 8 pm

* All image credits: Sean McFarland