Peggy Washburn’s work is inspired by literature, film, comparative mythology and life in general. Her practice of photography includes commissioned portraiture as well as fine art. Washburn’s tonal studies of children look like relics of another time and her mixed media pieces seem to invoke distant and fading memories. Her work has been acquired by major collections including the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, The Ralph Lauren Collection, Museo De Fotografia in Brescia, Italy and by Seattle University. Along with numerous gallery shows, both national and international, her work has been exhibited at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, The Frye Art Museum, and Museo Nazionale della Fotografia, in Brescia, Italy.