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Peggy’s work explores cyclical ideas pertaining to balance, order and disorder, often referencing classical literature and mathematical definitions.  Her work has been acquired by many permanent collections including the Bibliothéque nationale de France (National French archives), The Ralph Lauren collection, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Museo Nazionale della Fotografia and Seattle University.  Along with numerous gallery shows, nationally and internationally, her work has been exhibited at The Frye Art Museum, The Whatcom Museum of History and Art, and Museo Nazionale della Fotografia.  

Peggy was teaching and working as a fine art photographer, painter and mixed media artist when Marita Holdaway of Seattle's Benham Gallery noticed her work in 1993, offered to represent her and invited her to join the gallery's Resident Artist program. When her second child was born in 1995 she expanded her work to include portraits, and for nearly two decades to follow has balanced between worlds.  She continues to work on both the East and West coasts and is available for commissions or portrait sittings by appointment.

 

"I’ve been photographing people for more than 20 years.  I never set out to be a portrait photographer and still don’t consider myself one.  I try to approach portraiture as an artist, only there’s an added variable in that I’m not just expressing myself, but  relaying a part of my subjects .  This collaboration began early on with my own children (because they were accessible) and provided a much needed respite from the chaos of motherhood. It also allowed me the opportunity to see from a different perspective.  Children tend to reveal their complexities in front of a camera.  I began photographing others  (along with their children)  after the birth of my second child and have been doing so ever since.  Forever in my consciousness are the words of an acclaimed critic,  “photograph what you cannot escape”."

-Peggy Washburn

Selected Collections

 

Selected Publications

  • Resurrection – 23 Sandy Gallery National Juried Exibition, 2008
  • Women In Photography International - Turning Silver (custom hard bound book, sponsored by Kodak), 2007
  • Black and White Magazine, 2003
  • Fotophile, 2005
  • Photovision (Spain), 2004
  • Archives of Pediatric Medicine, 2004
  • Shots Magazine 2004
  • Camera Arts, 2004
  • Parade Magazine 2004

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

Selected Awards

 

Lectures/Teaching

 

Volunteer work and Community Involvement 

  • 2011-2013  Casa Latina  (Non-Profit organization to help Latin American Immigrants)
  • 2003-2004  The Heart Gallery Project (Traveling state-funded exhibit involving children awaiting adoption)
  • 1992  Insight Youth, Co- Director (Non-profit program for at-risk youth)
  • 1991  Youth In Focus (Non-Profit program for at-risk youth)

 

 

Monday 9AM-6PM 

Tuesday 9AM-6PM

Wednesday 9AM-6PM

Thursday 9AM-6PM

Friday 9AM-6PM

Saturday 9AM-6PM

Sunday 12PM-5PM

 

PEGGY WASHBURN FINE ART

Seattle ~ Philadelphia ~ New York

(206) 323-6705

peggy@peggywashburn.com

 

Peggy Washburn Fine Art is always willing to support community educational and non profit organizations. If you are interested in soliciting a donation please feel free to contact us via email.