During my first winter on Martha's Vineyard I built a snowman in Edgartown. Alison took a picture of my friend and I building it. That week it was used on the front page of the Vineyard Gazette. It wasn't until I started working at the Gazette that I discovered Alison had once done the newspaper layout.
Alison focuses on black and white photography. It's unclear as to if that's an extension of her experience at a black and white print newspaper, or that was her style preceding that. If that latter is the case than the job at the paper must've felt like a good fit.