Vicki McKenna

As a geologist and teacher, I started taking photographs to illustrate concepts to my students. Soon I became intrigued by the challenges of representing a three-dimensional world with an engaging, two-dimensional image. My tools include long exposures and alternative light sources, either at night or with infrared light. I capture photographs of simplicity, subtlety, and serenity that transmit a genuine sense of place,
— Vicki McKenna

After earning a PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University and ALB in Natural Sciences from Harvard University, McKenna studied photography at the New England School of Photography and the Photography Atelier at the Griffin Museum. She has had juried solo shows at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport and the Newton Free Library, and has exhibited throughout New England. McKenna has taught a freshman seminar focused on photography at M.I.T., where she also photographs for student programs and events. McKenna works from Riverwandering Studio in Newton.

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