Jess T. Dugan Selected as a Finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize

Image: Hank, 76, and Samm, 67, Little Rock, AR, 2016. A photographic portrait of two nongender conforming adults. They both wear sports jackets and hats and sit facing the viewer while holding hands.

We are thrilled to announce that Jess T. Dugan has been selected as a finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture! Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of identity, gender, sexuality, and community through photographic portraiture. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, her Master … Continue reading Jess T. Dugan Selected as a Finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize

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Jess T. Dugan’s Series “Every Breath We Drew” Opens at Grunwald Gallery of Art

Image: Jess T. Dugan, Dallas Lying on the Bed , 2012. Dalls lays on a white mattress looking at the viewer. He is wearing all dark clothing with one hand on his stomach. The wall behind him is bright red.

Today, Jess T. Dugan's series "Every Breath We Drew" opens at Grunwald Gallery of Art, the contemporary art museum at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. View more work from this series here. Dugan discusses this series: Every breath we drew explores the power of identity, desire, and connection through portraits of myself and others. Working … Continue reading Jess T. Dugan’s Series “Every Breath We Drew” Opens at Grunwald Gallery of Art

Review of Jess T. Dugan’s “To Survive on This Shore” in Provincetown Magazine

Provincetown Magazine discusses Jess T. Dugan's exhibition To Survive on This Shore currently on view at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States creating To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older … Continue reading Review of Jess T. Dugan’s “To Survive on This Shore” in Provincetown Magazine

AIPAD Opens Today!

Catherine Edelman Gallery is once again exhibiting at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, located at Pier 94 in New York City! One of the world's most prestigious annual photography events, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, … Continue reading AIPAD Opens Today!

Jess T. Dugan Receives 2019 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography

Congratulations to Jess. T. Dugan for receiving a 2019 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in the Emerging Photographer category! The award honors outstanding achievement in photography and visual arts. In conjunction with this award, Dugan will be giving an artist talk at the International Center of Photography on April 1, 6:30 pm, … Continue reading Jess T. Dugan Receives 2019 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography

Jess T. Dugan, Champion of Change!

Congratulations Jess T. Dugan! Jess has been chosen as a White House LGBT Artists Champion of Change. On Monday, November 23rd, she will be speaking about her work and recent project To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender-Variant Older Adults at the White House in Washington D.C.! To hear the live … Continue reading Jess T. Dugan, Champion of Change!

“Every Breath We Drew” is available from Daylight Books!

Over the past decade, Jess T. Dugan has created intimate portraits that engage with issues of identity, sexuality, gender and community. Her first book, Every Breath We Drew, compiles color portraits of the artist and others. Working within the framework of queer experience and actively constructed masculinity, these portraits examine the intersection between private, individual … Continue reading “Every Breath We Drew” is available from Daylight Books!