Jason Vaughn is a fine art documentary photographer who focuses on Middle America, showcasing everyday people and scenes in a way that is suggestive of melancholy and permanence. His process includes cross-country road trips, which often find him sleeping in his car, losing himself on service roads, and exploring the corners of the Midwest. Last year, while working on a series entitled Hibernation, he was diagnosed with leukemia at age 32. After a year long hiatus, he is now continuing the series, contrasting the seasonal rituals of men with their desire to control their environment. His other major project, entitled hide, uses Wisconsin hunting stands as a reflection on legacies and family. hide will be on display in the 2013 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.