September 29, 2008 – January 10, 2009
Lawrence McFarland received his MFA from the University of Nebraska in 1976 and is the William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professor in Photography in the Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded three NEA fellowships (1978–79,1984–85, and 1990–91) and a Friends of Photography Ferguson Grant. His photographs are in numerous collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, among others. He has worked on several documentary projects including the Central Arizona Cannal Project creating a body of work to help document and preserve the endangered sacred land of the Navajo tribe. Most recently he has produced a series of panoramic images in the American West and Italy.