24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Joanne Dugan Writing Pictures: Combining Text & Image – LIVE Multi-Genre June 12 to June 16, 2023 Number of Participants: 12 Price: $575.00 Format: 1 Week - LIVE Zoom Workshop

LIVE via ZOOM: 3pm-5pm (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 workshop will guide students to combine text with photographs to tell stories in new ways. You will use highly experimental daily prompts to write words about photographs and make photographs about words, using your own original work, as well as responding to the work of others. Optionally, other visual forms such as drawing, are welcome as well. We will also review the practices of master artists and authors who thoughtfully combine text and image. You will leave with a broad understanding of the form and how it can enhance an existing creative practice. No previous experience is necessary (feedback is tailored for all levels). Images can be made with an iPhone, Android device, or the camera of your choice. Students of previous versions of this class are welcome as prompts are purposely open ended to build on what was done previously.


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.

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