24PearlStreet Workshops

Joanne Dugan Writing Pictures: Combining Text & Image – LIVE Multi-Genre June 12 to June 16, 2023 Tuition: $575.00 Class Size: 12 Session: Summer Format: 1 Week - LIVE Zoom Workshop
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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 a New York City-based visual artist, editor, and writer. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan, and featured in The New York Times T Magazine, and the Harvard Review, among others. Her photographs and text have been published in seven books, including Summertime (Chronicle Books), and ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City (Abrams Books). Her limited edition text/image monograph, Mostly True, is in the permanent library collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the George Eastman House. She is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography in New York City and is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and Black Box Projects Gallery in London.





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