LIVE via ZOOM: 10am-12pm (Eastern)
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Yet the addition of photographs to text yields surprising results that can greatly deepen the impact of poetry, narrative and other written forms. The text/image form, as described by artist Duane Michals exists “not to tell you what you can see, rather to express what is invisible.” This highly experimental workshop will encourage and inspire students to combine text and photographs to tell their stories in a new way. You will use daily prompts to write words about photographs and make photographs about words, using your own work, as well as responding to the work of others. We will also review the practices of master artists and authors who have successfully combined the word and the photograph into books, conceptual projects and digital formats. You will leave with a broad understanding of the image/text form and how it can enhance an ongoing creative practice, while expanding your authentic voice. No previous photography experience is necessary (though feedback is tailored for all levels from beginner to expert). Assignments can be done with an iPhone, Android device, or the camera of your choice.
Joanne Dugan is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and author who explores the intersections between photography, writing, and mindfulness. Her work has been exhibited in the US, UK, Europe, and Asia and been published in the New York Times T Magazine, the Harvard Review, Unseen and Photograph magazines, among others. Dugan’s work has been published in seven books combining image and text and is in the library collections of the J. Getty Museum, the LA County Museum of Art, the George Eastman House and the International Center of Photography. She is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and Black Box Projects in London, UK.