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We are thrilled to invite you to an exclusive showcase of the extraordinary work of Lee A. Dugger, a renowned photographer whose captivating images are now on display at the Petersburg Public Library. Lee’s journey from the Blandford neighborhood of Petersburg, Virginia, to becoming a celebrated photographer is as inspiring as his artwork.

A Journey Rooted in Passion
Lee A. Dugger’s story begins in the heart of Petersburg, where he attended Blandford Elementary School (now Blandford Academy) and Henry Williams Middle School, graduating from Peabody High School in 1961. Shortly after, Lee enlisted in the United States Navy, driven by a desire to see the world. During his 9 ½ years of service, Lee discovered his passion for photography, which would shape the rest of his life.

Pursuing the Art of Photography
Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1970, Lee pursued his newfound passion by enrolling in the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he refined his skills and developed an artistic vision that has since captivated audiences worldwide.

Iconic Moments Captured
Lee’s photography often took him to music festivals and shows, where he immortalized performances by legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey. His portfolio is a rich tapestry of landscapes, portraits, and dynamic live performances, each image telling a unique story and reflecting his dedication to the craft.

Visit the Exhibit
Now, you have the opportunity to experience Lee A. Dugger’s stunning work in person at the Petersburg Public Library. This exhibit offers a glimpse into Lee’s extensive body of work, showcasing a diverse range of subjects and styles. From breathtaking landscapes to intimate portraits, each photograph is a testament to Lee’s talent and artistic vision.

Why You Should Visit
Immerse Yourself in Art: There’s nothing like experiencing art in person. Lee’s photographs offer a depth and detail that can only be truly appreciated up close.
Inspire Your Creativity: Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or simply an art enthusiast, Lee’s work is sure to inspire and ignite your creative spirit.
Support Local Artists: By visiting the exhibit, you are supporting not only Lee A. Dugger but also the vibrant arts community in Petersburg.
Plan Your Visit
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the world through the lens of Lee A. Dugger. Visit the Petersburg Public Library today and immerse yourself in a world of stunning imagery and artistic brilliance.

Exhibit Details:

Location: Here at the Petersburg Public Library, 201 W Washington St, Petersburg, VA 23803
This Month: July 2024
During our Normal Library Hours: Mon – Thurs: 10.00am – 8.00pm Fri – Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm

For more information on booking Mr. Dugger or purchasing his art, email him directly at

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibit!