Jess T. Dugan
Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of identity through photography, video, and writing. Their work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of over 45 museums throughout the United States. Their monographs include Look at me like you love me (MACK, 2022), 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 the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an ICP Infinity Award, and were selected by the Obama White House as an LGBT Artist Champion of Change.
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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.
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.
Jul 24 - 28, 2023
The Intimate Portrait
Jess T. Dugan
Making a photographic portrait is an intimate endeavor, requiring both photographer and subject to work together to create a compelling image. In this workshop, participants investigate their motivations for making portraits, strengthen their skills working with people, and engage deeply with issues in contemporary photography through lectures, demonstrations, and critique. While we address some technical aspects of photography, this workshop will focus primarily on the emotional and conceptual elements of portraiture.