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Whitney Legge

Whitney Legge

Documentary Film and Video
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 2011


Whitney Legge grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine and after graduating high school relocated to Guatemala to develop photography programs for at-risk youths. In 2008, Whitney was accepted to the San Francisco Art Institute where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and honored with the John Collier Humanitarian Award. After graduation Whitney helped organize and lead DocuPhoto a public lecture series with acclaimed documentary photographers and filmmakers. She works for The Asia Foundation producing documentary short films. Whitney’s personal photography and films explore themes of family, identity, and social issues such as immigration and poverty.

Pigeon Girl

HD video
June, 2019
Video Duration: 10:56 min.


Maryam is a 10-year old girl with a love that borders on obsession.  In this coming of age story, she embarks on a mission to protect and save injured pigeons.


HD video
May, 2018
Video Duration: 5:19 min.


A visual portrait of labor and how one community survives off scavaging cans and bottles in San Francisco.

One Breath

HD video
Co-directed by Jun Bae
March, 2018
Video Duration: 7:12 min.


A cinematic immersion into the Pacific Ocean with spearfisher, Lindsey Walicek.

One Thing In Nothing...

16mm Black & White Film
December, 2017
Video Duration: 3:41 min.


After the California Wildfires, a child’s perspective and remembrance of what was.



June 15, 2019
Cubberley Auditorium
June 14, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
March 20, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
December 12, 2017

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space