Archive for September, 2010

September workshop on Martha’s Vineyard

by Alison Shaw

I JUST FINISHED TEACHING my September workshop (otherwise known as “photo boot camp”) on the Vineyard. It was a great and talented group of sixteen students, my trusty assistant Donna Foster, and our “shadow” Jonathan Hart, a Vermont-based photographer who spent the week observing.

DAY 1, Sunday:
7pm: Meet-and-greet session at the Mansion House, fueled by Chilmark Chocolates and red wine. Jen Sayre broke her own record for the most Alison Shaw MV workshops – she’s taken six workshops with me on the island since 2003. She gets re-inspired each time, and we love having her.

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Interview on The Vineyard View

ANN BASSETT OF MVTV interviews me about my early years, career, and newest work.

Click here to watch the interview.

Alison in the Smith Alumnae Quarterly


Alison graduated from Smith College in 1975, came to the Vineyard for the summer, and never left. If you were to name the two most important places in Alison’s life, it’d be Smith, and Martha’s Vineyard. Here is a short article about Alison in the Smith Alumnae Quarterly that puts both places together, and offers a little perspective on her journey since college.

Favorite (humbling) quote:

“Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Stan Grossfeld has said that ‘she is to the Vineyard what Georgia O’Keeffe is to the American Southwest.’ ”

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