2017 Lecture series

Friday, September 22, 2017  7:30pm

sean Mcfarland and Lindsey white

Special note about Friday's Event:

Many of you arrive early to socialize before the lecture. However, due to a special event, PhotoAlliance will not have access to the café or lecture hall prior to 7pm on Friday.  As usual, there will be a reception and book signing for the artists immediately following the talks. Thank you for your understanding and accommodation. 
Tickets are available online or may be acquired in the Chestnut Street entrance courtyard beginning at 7pm.   Lecture starts at 7:30pm.

San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall

800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA

Lecture:$15.00 general admission

students with/current ID admitted free

Sean Mcfarland

McFarland is well known for his landscape Polaroid photographs, but he works across the spectrum of light-sensitive materials: cyanotypes, gelatin silver prints, and archival pigment prints. In recent years he's been drawing, too. All of his photographs deal with artifice in some way.  By employing collage, double exposure, and light effects, he creates images that blur fantasy and reality, often without ever quite letting on which parts are the "deception" and which are "authentic." What you see is never what was there in front of the camera.   {source}                                                          



© Sean McFarland

© Sean McFarland

© Sean McFarland


Lindsey White

Lindsey White is an Oklahoma native who lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Through video, photography, and sculpture, White models a type of site gag index, working with the language of magic and comedy to challenge ordinary perceptions by presenting the unexpected and impossible. Like a good joke, her work pits cartoonish occurrence against the mundane physicality of everyday life. She was 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a recipient of the 2008-2009 Fellowship at the Kala Institute of Art in Berkeley, CA, and received a 2017 SFMOMA SECA Award. White has also been a part of a collaborative project, Will Brown. Will Brown is Lindsey White, Jordan Stein, and David Kasprzak.  Will Brown was a 2013 Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. 


  • BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2004
  • MFA, California College of the Arts, 2007

© Lindsey White

© Lindsey White

© Lindsey White