Artist’s Response: Jess T. Dugan discusses the exhibition Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project
5:30 pm // Friday, October 11 // Contemporary Gallery
Photographer Jess T. Dugan will respond to the work of her mentor Dawoud Bey, offering her insights into his portraiture, in this special gallery talk for members of the Photography Guild. Dugan’s work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. An active and socially engaged artist, Jess has been making portraits within the transgender and gender variant community for the past decade and will be visiting the University of Alabama at Birmingham to lecture about photographs from the series Transcendence. Dugan is pursuing an MFA in Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, where Bey is a professor.