Jason Vaughn is a fine art documentary photographer based in Wisconsin. His first major series, hide, presented a typological study using Wisconsin hunting stands as a reflection on legacies and family. In 2011, while working on hide, he was diagnosed with leukemia at age 32. After a yearlong hiatus, chemotherapy, and recovery, he completed the series in 2014. Photographs from hide were included in the State of the Art exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. For this show, curators visited over 1,000 studios in a search for "the most compelling American art being created today."
In the wake of hide’s success, Vaughn has been called “one of the more exciting photographers…coming out of the American Midwest” by PhotoEye and was invited to China as a guest artist for the International Yixian Festival.
He is currently preparing for a solo gallery show in October 2018 at the Nevven Gallery in Sweden, as well as for the release of his second book, Driftless, through TBW Books, at the New York Art Book Fair and Paris Photo.
His work is included in collections such as Snite Museum (University of Notre Dame), Crystal Bridges Museum, and Amon Carter Museum of American Art. He has been featured in the New York Times, Slate Magazine, and Artforum, among others.
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