Jess T. Dugan in conversation with Shira Berkowitz and Collin Elliott at St Louis Art Museum (via Zoom)

This panel will examine the process of portrait photography, both behind and in front of the camera. Hannah Klemm and Eric Lutz, cocurators of ‘Currents 120: Jess T. Dugan’, will lead a discussion with artist Jess T. Dugan and two of their sitters, Shira Berkowitz and Collin Elliott, who are the subjects of numerous portraits in Dugan’s new book Look at me like you love me. In sharing their experiences working together over the course of many years, they will shed light on the unique dynamics of the genre.

Saturday 29 January
11:00 CST, St. Louis
12:00 EST, New York
17:00 GMT, London

Register to attend here.


About Look at me like you love me

In this highly personal collection of work, Jess T. Dugan brings together self-portraits with portraits of individuals and couples and still lifes to reflect on relationships, solitude, family, loss, desire, healing, and the transformations that define a life. Employing traditional photographic practices to depict their contemporary subjects, Dugan creates images that both evoke and reimagine the conventional dynamics of portraiture. Dugan’s own diaristic writings meditate obliquely on the images and the circumstances and impulses which gave rise to them. Through a transfixing sequence of image and text, Look at me like you love me brings our attention to one of the most potent and complex forms of intimacy: that of seeing and being seen.

Find out more and order copies here.

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