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Vaughn Sills is Assistant Professor of Photography and teaches a number of photography courses from the introductory to advanced levels. While actively supporting the addition of digital photo courses and a new Mac Lab for our students (and learning Photoshop for her own pictures), Vaughn is especially proud of our new state-of-the-art analog photo lab.
Vaughn's photography has included portraiture, landscape, still life, and collage. She is currently completing work on a series of photographs of African American traditional gardens in the South, to be published in 2009. Her work includes another documentary project, One Family (UGA Press, 2001) a twenty year study of a family living in Georgia; that work includes both portraits by Vaughn and words and poetry of the family members. Vaughn's interest in the culture, landscape and text is evident also in an auto-biographical series and a recent body of still lifes, "Beyond Words," that looks at the relationship between landscape and nature. Her work may be viewed on her website, listed above.
Her work has been exhibited at a number of galleries, including Miller Block Gallery (Boston,) O.K. Harris Gallery (New York,) Gammill Gallery, (Oxford, Miss), Trustman Art Gallery (Simmons College, Boston,) and the Photographic Resource Center (Boston,) as well as in museums — DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, MA), Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center (NYC), Columbus Museum Uptown (Columbus, Georgia), and Marietta/Cobb Museum (Georgia). Miller Block Gallery (Boston) represents her work. Sills has been awarded grants from Artadia, The Fund for Art and Dialogue, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Arts and Polaroid Foundation through the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Master of Fine Arts
Rhode Island School of Design