(image credit:  A. Blake Gardner )

(image credit: A. Blake Gardner)


photographer and printer

Landscape forms, rocks and sediments are elements of a story if you know how to read them. Vicki McKenna uses photography to tell these stories from the  places that she explores. As a geologist and teacher, McKenna started taking photographs to use in class. Soon she became challenged by the task of representing a three-dimensional world with an engaging, two-dimensional image. Capturing photos of simplicity, subtlety, and serenity, Vicki McKenna’s work transmits a genuine sense of place. 

 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. As a core member of Fountain Street gallery, McKenna had a two-person show, At the Edge. 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 and along the East Coast. Among those are the Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, the Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, PhotoPlace Gallery, Burlington, VT, and the Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA. 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, MA.

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