This month the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library are presenting an exhibit of photographs by Joe Doebler as part of its Art in the Stacks program. The exhibit begins on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the library.
Mr. Doebler was an underwater acoustic engineer for the Navy and he and his wife retired to the Vineyard in 1996. But he has been taking pictures since he was a small boy.
“I received a second-hand camera as a gift when I was 12 and started taking pictures,” he said in his artist statement. “I financed my new hobby with a paper route. I took pictures of everything, my friends, landscapes and nature.”
Mr. Doebler has sold and donated photos to many local benefits and shown his work at Featherstone Center for the Arts, and at other venues. He also edits and produces a small circulation photo calendar.