Island Photography Finds a Digital Home at the Kelley House

Four new flat screen televisions hanging in the lobby of the Kelley House showcase Vineyard photography. The Vineyard’s first digital photo gallery features 11 photographers with strong Vineyard ties. Some 200 photos are featured, approximately 20 from each photographer.

Art and the Island Are Alessandra Petlin's Secret of Success

Photographer Alessandra Petlin has spent 40 consecutive summers on Martha’s Vineyard at her family’s home on Wayside Farm in Chilmark. But this summer marks a first for the artist. She momentarily stepped out of her Vineyard routine Saturday night to celebrate her first gallery opening, ever.

Early Bird Catches Worm; Early Photographers Catch All

What began as two amateur photographers taking pictures every morning on their paper routes has grown to something much bigger than either of them could have imagined.

Capturing the Serenity Beneath the Wild

Quiet, dignified, powerful, with long lashes depicted in all their delicate detail. A horse from Sable Island comes to life in your dining room.

Vineyard Student Wins Congressional Art Contest

Regional High School student Isabelle Crawford was named “best in show” in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Her photograph of an oak tree in North Tisbury will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

An Eye on Posterity

Photographer Peter Simon is currently working on a DVD of his life’s work. The project is called Through the Lens — Celebrating Fifty Years of Personalized Photojournalism.

The completed three-hour DVD will include the stories behind many of his iconic photographs. Mr. Simon is currently raising funds for the project through a kickstarter internet campaign that concludes on July 28, 2013. For more information visit,

Kentucky Derby Talk

Mint julep anyone? Louisa Gould is bringing the Kentucky Derby to Vineyard Haven as she shares a look at the jockeys, trainers, owners and horses through her photographer’s lens.

Just 17 Years Old, Professional Photographer Is Ready for His Close-up

Eli Dagostino stands out. But it’s not the shock of well-groomed bright red hair. And it’s not the ankle-skimming plum-colored chinos, cream-colored waffle tee and elegantly-tied brown chukka shoes.

It’s his energy.

In Still Photos Time Marches On

Michael Zide, a former Island resident, Vineyard Gazette photographer and current instructor at the Hallmark Institute of Photography, will present images of the Vineyard landscape and lead a photography discussion at the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton on Tuesday, April 23. The lecture, An Exploration of Time, Fact and Imagination: the Changing World of Landscape Photography, will feature black-and-white landscapes from Mr. Zide’s time on the Vineyard between 1969 and 1982.

So Focused Photography

Today, Nov. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. there will be an artists reception for Kye Howell and Ilao Jackson of the So Focused Photography Group. The reception takes place at the photography gallery at The WorkOut and Tennis Center located at the Airport Road in West Tisbury.