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 subject matter for her photography.  Alison has twenty books to her credit, including Vineyard Summer (Little Brown), Sticks and Stones (Gibbs Smith) and Schooner (Vineyard Stories), and is regularly published in major magazines. She has taught photography workshops worldwide and mentored hundreds of students. Alison is a 4-time recipient of the New England Press Association Photographer of the Year award for her photos which graced the pages of the Vineyard Gazette, where she also served as Director of Graphics and Design. Thousands of her fine art photos are in public and private collections and she is co-owner of the Alison Shaw Gallery in the Arts District of Oak Bluffs. You can view her fine art photos at


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

“Alison is a terrific teacher. She is present, well prepared and teaches up until the last minute.” – Emily Lessner, Manchester, CT

All photos © Alison Shaw