2023 Judges

Art Vaughan, HonNEC

Art Vaughan of North Andover, Massachusetts, has been active in photography for over 40 years. He worked for Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Bell Laboratories for just over 31 years before retiring in October of 2001. Over a twenty-five year period he performed extensive work in Analytical Industrial Photography for microcircuit development engineering departments at Bell Laboratories, especially in the area of new process development and microchip / microcircuit failure mode analysis.

After joining the Merrimack Valley Camera Club (originally the Lawrence Camera Club) in 1985, he served a total of 9 years as club president, and 16 years as print competition chairman, and has been awarded an Honorary Life Membership in that organization. He’s also a member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists and the Photographic Historical Society of New England. He’s an Honorary Member and Vice President of the New England Camera Club Council, where he’s presently the NECCC Print Competition Director, and “live” commentator for the “Best of the NECCC” Traveling Print Program.

Art’s photographic experience and interests include: anamorphic (Cinema-scope) macro photography, stereo (3-D) imaging, color and black & white print making, and digital restoration of antique photographs, lithographs, engravings, and etchings. He has served throughout New England as a digital image and print competition judge and lecturer.

Dennis Goulet, HonNEC

A member of Photographic Society of Rhode Island since 2000, Dennis Goulet spends much of his photography efforts on landscape and nature subjects, especially close up and focus stacking techniques.

He is a past president and currently Chairman of the Board of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC). He gives presentations on photographic technique at camera clubs, has presented six times at the NECCC annual photography conference, and was the General Chairman of the NECCC 2013 and 2014 annual photography conferences.

Dennis’ images have appeared in several magazines including Audubon, Nature’s Best Photography, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, Rhode Island Monthly, Outdoor Photographer, and Sierra, as well as on the websites of Audubon and National Wildlife magazine. His image of a Green-breasted Mango was selected Grand Prize Winner of Audubon Magazine’s 2010 Birds-In-Focus photography contest.

Silvana Della Camera

A software engineer by trade, Silvana began her fascination with photography as a very small child. The early fascination turned into a lifelong obsession. Decades later her passion never faltered, but her view of the world evolved. Photographing what the eye can’t perceive is what she loves best to capture.

Past President of the Stony Brook Camera Club, she is the recipient of many photography awards. Her images have appeared in Lighthouse Digest, Yankee Magazine, and the Boston Globe, and were featured in Nikon’s 100th birthday celebration. She has presented and judged at camera club councils, camera clubs, and art associations throughout the US.

Silvana helps others expand their own photographic vision through her photography workshops, photo walks, photo tours, private instruction, and club presentations on various photography topics including infrared, Milky Way, black & white, nightscapes, deep space photography, and time-lapse. She challenges photographers to consider that there is much more in a scene than what is visible to the human eye and to tap into the power of their cameras to discover it. To her, life is best summarized by the quote “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.” – from the 1958 film “Auntie Mame”.

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