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Plotting the Garden

Vaughn Sills, Brandeis University

Vaughn Sills is a fine art and documentary photographer. Her work has been exhibited widely in art galleries and museums and the galleries of botanic gardens, including the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC, the DuSables Museum of African American History in Chicago, the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC and the Carpenter Center of Arts at Harvard University. Vaughn’s photography has received a number of significant awards — from the Artadia Dialogue for Art and Culture, The New England Foundation for the Arts, the Polaroid Foundation, and two Artist’s Fellowships in Photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Two books of her photographs have been published: Places for the Spirit, Traditional African American Gardens (Trinity University Press) and One Family (University of Georgia Press.) Vaughn’s describes her most recent body of work as landscape as memoir; “True Poems Flee” was exhibited in the fall, 2018 in the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston. Vaughn is a Visiting Research Scholar at Brandeis University and Associate Professor Emerita at Simmons College.  Abstract