Sean McFarland

American

1976, Thousand Oaks, California


Essay

Sean McFarland

By Erin O’Toole, August 2017
Sean McFarland’s work synthesizes two conflicting legacies of California landscape photography: early and mid-twentieth century photographers who created an idyllic image of the region with their ubiquitous pictures of seemingly pristine, untouched wilderness, and those who took as their subject not the mountains and waterfalls of Yosemite but tract home developments and suburban sprawl.

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