Alison Shaw is a fine art and editorial photographer who lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard. For over 35 years, the island has provided the primary inspiration and subject matter for her fine art and editorial photography. Alison has eleven books to her credit, the most recent of which include Photographing Martha’s Vineyard (Countryman Press 2011), Schooner with Tom Dunlop (Vineyard Stories 2010), and Soups and Sides with Catherine Walthers (Lake Isle Press 2010). Alison is a regular contributor to Yankee Magazine, Cape Cod Life, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Vineyard Style. She teaches photography workshops on the island, as well as in Nova Scotia, Mexico, Maine, and New Zealand. The Alison Shaw Gallery, which Alison owns and runs with her partner Sue Dawson, is located in an old single-engine firehouse at 88 Dukes County Avenue in the heart of the Arts District in Oak Bluffs.
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What Alison's students have said:
"Being able to see & hear about what has made Alison successful...her insights and ability to pass on that knowledge was amazing."
- Liz Swain, Madfield, MA
"Allison is a terrific teacher. She is present, well prepared and teaches up until the last minute."
- Emily Lessner, Manchester, CT