Photographer Jess T. Dugan joins David Campany, curator of A Trillion Sunset: A Century of Overload, for a conversation centered on their autobiographical video piece “Letter to My Father “ on view in the exhibition. The 2019 ICP Infinity Emerging Photographer Honoree will also discuss their new monograph, “Look at me like you love me,” a collection of ​​self-portraits, portraits of individuals and couples, and still lifes, interwoven with diaristic writings reflecting on relationships, solitude, family, loss, healing, and the transformations that define a life.  

Purchase Jess T. Dugan’s new monograph Look at me like you love me ($55, MACK) through ICP's shop.

About the Series

ICP Talks is ICP’s Photographer’s lecture series featuring renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or asks critical questions about the form. This season takes place online and features Jess T. Dugan and Evgenia Arbugaeva.

Current ICP students and faculty of the One-Year Certificate programs are automatically enrolled. ICP Members will receive a coupon code to use for complimentary admission.

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Speaker Bios

Jess T. Dugan (@jesstdugan) is an artist whose work explores issues of identity through photographic portraiture. Their work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of over 40 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. 

About the Program Format

This program will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a link located at the bottom of the email under ‘Important Information’ to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device.

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