Jess T Dugan

Jess T. Dugan’s work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity and community through photographic portraiture. Their photography is regularly exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several major museums. Jess’s monographs include To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults (Kehrer Verlag, 2018) and Every Breath We Drew (Daylight Books, 2015). They are represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL.

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  • II

    Level II

    Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.

  • III

    Level III

    Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

Jun 14 - 18, 2021

The Intimate Portrait

Jess T Dugan

Tuition $1,195
Code P0203-21

This workshop is an immersion into the compelling and intimate art of portraiture. The best portraits are often as much a reflection of the maker as they are of the subject, and in this course, students take a closer look at what transforms a simple photograph into an evocative portrait. Participants focus on the primary elements of compelling portraiture: composition, lighting, subject, pose, gesture and environment. The course also addresses strategies for working with subjects and methods for making emotionally resonant artworks.

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