Virna Haffer at the Tacoma Art Museum

One of the highlights in our recent exhibition Shadows of a Fleeting World  introducing local audiences to the stellar photography of  Camera Club member Virna Haffer.
Now Seattle and Tacoma audiences have a chance to see MORE of her work.

Recently shown in the Henry exhibition "Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and the Seattle Camera Club": Virna Haffer. His First Growth. 1924. Gelatin silver bromide print. Randall Family Collection.

The Tacoma Art Museum is presenting the work of photographer Virna Haffer in their exhibition A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, showing now through October 16, 2011.One of the most inventive Northwest artists of her time, Virna Haffer was an internationally recognized and respected Tacoma photographer who has slipped from both regional and national art history books.

In a career spanning more than six decades, Haffer found success as a photographer, printmaker, painter, musician, sculptor, and published writer, though she is known first and foremost as a photographer. Self-taught, she began her ambitious career in the early 1920s, both running a successful portrait studio (where she photographed the likes of the Weyerhaeuser and Chihuly families) and also exhibiting her unique artistic images around the world.

Read more about this exhibition and its concurring events here.

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