This mentoring and critique program is for people who are serious about their photography and are looking for a place to discuss work in depth, develop ideas more fully, define their goals and plan for how to reach them. The group will meet once a month, October 2017 – May 2018, on a Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. Participants will get to know each other and their colleagues’ work, critique new work at each meeting, and help each other make the most of their strengths in photography. The group will be led by Vaughn Sills, who has taught photographers at all levels to think critically about their own work and that of others; she has given portfolio reviews through the New England Women in Photography and has juried exhibitions at galleries in Boston and elsewhere. Vaughn is particularly interested in helping photographers make their images more powerful and meaningful both for themselves and for an audience.
Cost: $500 Members, $550 Non-Members. Limited to 8 participants.
Vaughn Sills’ work has been has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries, as well as the galleries of botanic gardens; and it is in the collections of the DeCordova Museum, Harvard art Museum, the Polaroid, Fidelity and the Eaton Vance Collections, among others. Vaughn has received several significant awards – two Artist’s Fellowships in Photography by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Artadia Dialogue for Art and Culture, the Polaroid Foundation, and The New England Foundation for the Arts. Her photographs and books, Places for the Spirit, Traditional African American Gardens (2010) and One Family (2001) have earned top awards from the Garden Writers Association and the Magazine Association for the Southeast. Vaughn is a Visiting Research Associate in the Brandeis WSRC and Associate Professor Emerita of Photography at Simmons College. Vaughn lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Selected One Person Exhibits:
For more information about Vaughn, please see www.vaughnsills.com.