Bahamas Press Club mourns passing of Vincent Vaughan
By Lindsay Thompson
Oct 4, 2021 - 11:15:15 AM

Vincent Vaughan, A founding member of The Bahamas Press Club 2014; and Treasurer.

The Bahamas Press Club 2014 is saddened over the death of one of its Founding Members and Treasurer, veteran professional photographer Vincent Vaughan.

He passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Dublin, Georgia, USA. He was 74.
Bahamas Press Club President Anthony Capron in a statement issued said: “It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Vincent Vaughn. He will be especially missed by the executives of the Bahamas Press Club 2014, for which he served with distinction as treasurer.”

Added Capron, “A professional photographer of note, Vincent’s work has graced the pages of Bahamian newspapers and magazines since the 1970s. Over the years, he has recorded thousands of weddings, portraits, and memorabilia for Bahamian families, and visitors to this country.
2015 Bahamas Press Club held black tie awards ceremony The Bahamas Press Club 2014 held its Pioneer Awards honouring the pioneers and legends in Journalism and Mass Communications on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the British Colonial Hilton. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Eileen Dupuch Carron, Editor and Publisher of the Tribune. Pictured form left are Julian Reid, ZNS; Lindsay Thompson, Anthony Newbold, Mrs Carron, Anthony Capron, and Vincent Vaughan.

“He will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Vincent.”

He is survived by his children: Ericka Collins, son-in- law (Nick Collins), Darryl Vaughan, Kimberly Vaughan, daughter-in law (Keishan Vaughan); grandchildren Isiah Harrison, Alex Harrison, Elijah St. Phard, Caleb Vaughan, Charleigh Vaughan; great-grand daughter Erin Harrison; brothers, George, Albert and Levin Sample, and cousin, Norman Satchell.

Vincent Vaughan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on March 8, 1947.
He attended West Philadelphia High School, studied for and passed the Pennsylvania State Real Estate examination, and received the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Salesmen License in1967.

He moved to Nassau, Bahamas in 1969, and over the years, he worked as a photographer at Andrew Aitken. His work was also published in the local dailies namely The Nassau Guardian, The Tribune, and in international publications.
For the United States Embassy in Nassau, Vincent Vaughan covered many assignments photographing former Ambassadors: William Bernstein Schwartz Jr., Lev E. Dobriansky, Carol Boyd Hallet, Chic Hecht, and Sidney Williams.

At the November 22, 2016 Media Awards, which was addressed by the Most Hon P J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, at the British Colonial Hilton. Pictured are Vincent Vaughan, Mr. Patterson, and Anthony Newbold.  

The Bahamas Press Club participated in University of the Bahamas Media Week on March 21 2017. Pictured is Vincent Vaughan.

The United States Embassy in Nassau invited The Bahamas Press Club 2014 to engage in a dialogue with communication specialist Marguerite Sullivan as a part of its Public Affairs Section’s Speaker Series. Ms Sullivan is a former president of the Washington Press Club, now the National Press Club. The session was held on Friday, February 22, 2019 between 10:30am - 11:30am at the U.S. Embassy, Queen Street. Pictured from left are: Anthony Newbold, Immediate Past President; Deandre Williamson, member; Anthony Capron, President; Penny Rechkemmer, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Nassau; Lindsay Thompson, Secretary, Bahamas Press Club; and Vincent Vaughan, Treasurer, Bahamas Press Club.

Members of The Bahamas Prses Club 2014 paid a Courtesy Call on (former) Governor-General Her Excelency Dame Mageurite Pindling at Government House. Pictured from left are Deandre Williamson, Anthony Capron, Dame Margeurite, Lindsay Thompsoon, and Vincent Vaughan.

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