Vaune Trachtman is a photographer and printmaker whose work honors the methods and tones of historic processes but without the toxic chemicals. Formerly a master printer of silver gelatin prints and asphaltum-based photogravures, she began to feel that her immune-system was being compromised by those processes. She now makes photopolymer gravures with little more than sunlight and water. Her most recent work is supported by a 2019-2020 Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was born in Philadelphia, went to school at NYU/ICP, and now lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.