Vivian Ewing is a writer, editor and reporter. Her work is inspired by the gossip that fuels small towns, the oldest narratives and legends, and the places where these stories intersect. She works at The New York Times.

Vivian is the creator and editor of Enter Rural Scene, an anthology of art and writing by women, trans and queer artists based throughout the country. She was the guest editor of Papersafe Magazine's final issue of photography and writing about photography.

Her own writing has appeared in The New York Times, Papersafe MagazineWilt Magazine, the Vineyard Gazette, Don/Dean BlogThe Chart and on the walls of Lines of Sight, an exhibition in The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival.

Vivian was recently awarded a Carlisle Family Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Conference. She has also been awarded a residency and grant at Mary Sky and a grant from the Kindling Fund, as administered by SPACE Gallery. She lives in New York. 


Pearls of Portland, The Phoenix, 2018

Papersafe Magazine, Issue #9

The Kindling Fund Award, Vivian Ewing, 2016

Lines of Sight exhibition review, What Will You Remember?, 2016

"Vivian Ewing’s photographs in “Dry Grass Crackling” stem from a letter she found stapled to a telephone pole that began, “Was it beautiful to lie in bed and see the ceiling on fire through a smoldering cloud of ash?” From that note, a rush of questions incited her imagination, spurring a richly imagined storyline and photographs evoking dream-like snippets of the escaping young man’s physical sensations and memories. Her abbreviated visualizations capture light and isolate her subjects in a way that conveys empathy and longing." - Elin Spring, What Will You Remember?

Dropped, Vivian Ewing, The Latent Image, 2016

Vivian Ewing, Don/Dean Blog, 2015

PhotoArtMag, 2015


Honors + Awards

Carlisle Family Fellowship for Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Conference, CA, 2018

Featured writer at Page Burners Series at Waking Windows Festival, Portland, ME, 2017

Mary Sky Residency and Grant, Hancock, VT, 2017

Kindling Fund Grant, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, 2016

Honorable Mention, BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, 2013

Merit Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, 2012

Merit Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, 2011



News Assistant, The New York Times

Copy Editor, Vineyard Gazette

Writing Tutor and Academic Coach, Maine College of Art

Reporter, Vineyard Gazette

Copy Editor, Wilt Press 


Curriculum Vitae


BFA in Photography with Honors, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Lycée Adam-de-Craponne, 2010-2011, Salon-de-Provence, France


There’s No Shade in The Valley, photography and painting show, First Floor Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

Selected Press, Publications, Interviews, Features

Man Who Drove Into Pedestrians in California Was Targeting Muslims, Police Say, The New York Times, reporter
Man With Two Full Gas Cans Arrested After Entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The New York Times, photographer and contributing reporter

Pearls of Portland: Vivian Ewing, editor of ENTER RURAL SCENE and founder of Wash and Fold Press, print and online

Dropped, Vivian Ewing, photography feature, The Latent Image, online
Wilt, short story, Sad Hair Collective, print
Lines of Sight!, exhibition review, What Will You Remember?, online
Locals, photography feature, Meanwhile Press, print and online

An Interview of Fine Art Photographer Vivian Ewing, photography and writing feature and interview, ArtPhotoMag, online
Vivian Ewing, photography feature and interview, Don/Dean Blog, online

Falling Asleep, in The Spirit, Over the Sea, self-published, photography and writing, print
Actual Grown Crystals, photography and writing, self-published, print


Lines of Sight, Midway Gallery for Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA
Hard Lines, Doomed Gallery, London, UK
Seeing Through, Maine Photographers 30 and Under, PhoPa Gallery, Portland, ME

Aggregate, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME

BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Merit Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Photo-A-Go-Go Annual Art Auction, The Bakery Photographic Collective, Westbrook, ME

Fun-A-Day, Zero Station, Portland, ME
Merit Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Wednesday, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA


email: washandfoldpress@gmail.com



photo by Dylan Hausthor