Polly Gaillard has been making portraits and teaching photography classes and workshops for more than fifteen years. In 2014 & 2012, Gaillard was Summer Faculty for University of New Orleans in Prague, Czech Republic and in Summer 2015 & 2013, for the University of Georgia’s Summer Study Abroad program in Cortona, Italy. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. Polly has exhibited her fine art photographs nationally and finished her first limited edition artist book, Pressure Points, with a forward by Jamie Lee Curtis in 2015. In May 2014, Polly was included the exhibit New Visions, Polly Gaillard and Allison Hunter at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa, FL. In January 2013, Polly's work is included in a fundraising exhibition entitled My Aim Is True, in Santa Monica, CA, curated by Jamie Lee Curtis and also included work from Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, and William Eggleston. Polly's photographic skills traverse contemporary art, documentary, portrait and traditional photographic practices.
Polly currently teaches at Furman University in Greenville, SC