The Image & the Word: telling your story with photographs & text – P0717-18

Date: Jul 16 - 20, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Joanne Dugan

Tuition: $1,155
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Learn the truly powerful art of pairing words and pictures, a craft Theodor Geisel once coined, “…a progeny more interesting than either parent.” In this workshop, students explore the works of master artists who have successfully combined photographs and text, as well as photography books (both contemporary and rare vintage works) using image/word juxtapositions. There are visual and writing assignments as well as lively discussions to inspire you to tell your own stories in a new and personal way.

Media & Techniques:

All digital camera formats may be used, including DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones. Work is shared in class via projector and printed in the media lab. Feedback is individualized so experience at all levels is welcome.


We rely on a combination of lectures, assignments, writing exercises, making, shooting, processing, printing, and discussions. We start with slide presentations, and then explore through individual and group dialogue. Each student works on an individual project, either an ongoing body of work or discovering new pathways.


Joanne Dugan is a New York City-based photographer and author. Her work has been published in seven books combining image and text, including the best-selling ABC NYC and two fine-art monographs. Joanne is on the faculty of The International Center of Photography and her work is represented at the Marlborough Gallery in New York City.


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