Joanne Dugan is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City.  

Her current practice involves the experimental use of traditional silver-based analog materials to explore photography as a three-dimensional, physical medium. Her unique-image works utilize intricate, repetitive hand-cutting and painting techniques, chemical alterations and vintage equipment to pay homage to the physical limitations and opportunities found in analog methods, while also exploring the potential for creating works informed by mindfulness practices. Each piece is fully rendered by hand, slowly.

Joanne’s works have been exhibited in the United States, Germany, Amsterdam and Japan. They are part of many public and private collections and have been featured in The New York Times T Magazine and the Harvard Review. She is represented at the Marlborough Gallery in New York City and the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.

As an author, Joanne’s image/text pairings have been published in seven books, including two fine-art monographs. Her limited-edition artist book Mostly True is in the permanent library collections of The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The New York Public Library and The George Eastman House. She is the editor of Summertime (Chronicle Books), a hardcover photography book featuring the work 46 emerging and established photographers.

Joanne is a faculty member of the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. She has taught and lectured about the creative process in numerous institutions across the country. As an active mentor for students in many contexts, she is at work on a new book about the use of photography as a daily creative practice. Her studio and darkroom are located in a 19th-century building in Union Square and she lives in Harlem. 

 
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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Kopeikin Gallery
, Los Angeles, CA, 2018
Schoolhouse Gallery,
Provincetown, MA, 2016
Schoolhouse Gallery
, Provincetown, MA, 2015
Ernden Fine Art Gallery
, Provincetown, MA, annual shows 2002-13
SUNY Visual Arts Gallery
, Queensbury, NY, 2010
University of Dayton Rike Gallery,
Dayton, OH, 2010
Children’s Museum of the Arts
, New York NY, 2008
New York Public Library, Donnell Gallery
, New York, NY, 2006
Robin Rice Gallery,
New York, NY, 1997
Cape May Photo Workshop Gallery
, Cape May, NJ, 1996
Galerie DIE BRUCKE
, Braunschweig, Germany, 1995
Galerie-Theater,
Wolfsburg, Germany, 1995
Galerie KUNST FUR HAMBURG
, Hamburg, Germany, 1995
Galerie der NORD
, Hannover, Germany, 1995

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Photography on a Postcard,
Photo London, London, England, 2019
Unseen Amsterdam
, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018
Jason McCoy Gallery
, Black and White: Modern and Contemporary Positions, New York, NY 2016
Fine Arts Work Center Hudson D. Walker Gallery
, Provincetown, MA, 2016
International Center of Photography, Rita K. Hillman Gallery
, Stories in the Social Landscape, New York, NY, 2014
Fine Arts Work Center Hudson D. Walker Gallery
, Provincetown, MA, 2013
Robin Rice Gallery, Summertime,
New York, NY, 2013
Provincetown Art Museum
, Provincetown, MA, 2011
Robin Rice Gallery
, Summertime, New York, NY, 2006
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery,
Wedding Days, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
Osaka Takashimaya Gallery
, Wedding Days, Osaka, Japan, 1999
Laforet Harajuku Gallery
, Wedding Days, Tokyo, Japan, 1999
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Gallery
, Wedding Days, Tokyo, Japan, 1999
Fukushima Nakagou Gallery
, Wedding Days, Fukushima, Japan, 1999
Nagoya Matsusakaya Gallery
, Wedding Days, Aichi, Japan, 1999
Aomori Virre Gallery
, Wedding Days, Aomori, Japan, 1999
Takamatsu Mitsukoshi Gallery
, Wedding Days, Kagawa, Japan, 1999
Kendall Art and Design
, Hudson, NY, 1999
Rule Modern and Contemporary Gallery
, Off the Highway, Denver, CO, 1995

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
George Eastman House
Library Collection
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Library Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Library Collection
The New York Public Library
Photography Collection
Banana Republic
corporate art collection
Alliance Capital
Collection
Numerous private collections in the US and abroad

PUBLISHED BOOKS
Summertime
, hardcover book, edited by and with original text by Joanne Dugan, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Features the work of 50 emerging and established photographers, including Martin Parr, Joel Meyerowitz and Julie Blackmon, 2014
123 NYC: A Counting Book of New York City, hardcover book, photographs and original text by Joanne Dugan, Abrams Books, New York, NY, 2007
Beauty Parlor Wisdom, hardcover book, photographs by Joanne Dugan, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 2007
ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City, hardcover book, photographs and original text by Joanne Dugan, Abrams Books, New York, NY, 2005
Mostly True, hardcover book, photographs and original text by Joanne Dugan, Limited edition private press, New York, NY, 2000Taxi Driver Wisdom, hardcover book, photographs by Joanne Dugan, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 1996
To Music and Other Short Stories, softcover monograph, photographs and original text by Joanne Dugan, RDH, Hannover, Germany, 1992

SELECTED AWARDS/HONORS/RESIDENCIES/EVENTS
Fine Arts Work Center,
43rd Annual Art Auction, Provincetown, MA, 2019
Peaked Hill Trust,
Arts and Science Residency, Provincetown, MA, 2019
Meijburg Art Commission
Finalist, Unseen Amsterdam, 2018
MoMA Design Store, Destination NYC Collection, juried project, 2013
Art Directors Club (ADC), The Undiscovered Letter, 2011
International Reading Association (IRA), Notable Book, 2006
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Design Award, 2002
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), 50 Books Award, 1996

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
George H. King, Unseen Magazine, Issue 5, September 2018
De Kunstmeisjes, SPECIALS, review, Unseen Amsterdam, September 17, 2018
Jody Zellen, Visual Arts Source, May 2018
Judith Larsen, Harvard Review 47, feature including five images, August 2015
Betsy Horan, New York Times T Magazine, Photos That Make Light a Subject, July 30, 2015
Marcus Leatherdale, The Omen Mag, Summertime, feature, Vol. 14, August 2015
Jamie Wilson, Nylon Magazine, Read It: Summertime, feature, May 22, 2014
Sam Haddad, Cooler Magazine, Summertime Photo Book by Joanne Dugan, feature, June, 2014
Alyssa Coppelman, Feature Shoot, feature, July 25, 2014
Carla Schwartz, Paste Magazine, 25 Coffee Table Books You’ll Want to Display, April 30, 2014
David Schonauer, Pro Photo Daily, PPD Spotlight: Joanne Dugan Gets Ready for ‘Summertime,’ feature, May 21, 2014
C Magazine, Chateau Marmont Pool, 2004, excerpt, Summer issue, 2014
Huffington Post, These Stunning Photos Will Definitely Get You in the Mood for Summer, excerpt, Jun 4. 2014
Art Directors Club, Joanne Dugan: Summertime, feature, August 27, 2014
Steven Heller, Print Magazine, Coastertypography, feature, June 14, 2013
Wesley Yiin, Untapped Cities, Preserving New York City Street Photography with The Alphabet City, feature, July 1, 2013
Ben Fractenberg, DNA Info, MoMA’s ‘Destination NYC’ Features 200 Products Designed in City, feature, May 14, 2013
Steven Heller, Print Magazine, Chips Off the Old Block, feature, January 19, 2011
Marcus Leatherdale, The Omen Mag, Joanne Dugan, artist profile, Vol. 06, 2011
Split Rock News, University of Minnesota, Q&A with photographer Joanne Dugan, artist profile, June 2, 2011
Maria Popova, Brainpickings, ABC NYC: The Language of New York’s Found Typography, feature, December, 2010
Melora B. North, Provincetown Banner, Dugan Looks to Film for Fine Art Photographs, artist profile, August 6, 2009
Michael Kane, Dayton Metro, Joanne Dugan: On Seeing What’s Right in Front of You, artist profile, October 13, 2009
Christopher Busa, Provincetown Arts, The Photographer as Abecedarian, August, 2008
Andre Van Der Wende, Cape Cod Times, Photos Frame Similarities Between Different Worlds, review, May 15, 2007
Kirkus Reviews, starred review for 123 NYC, April 1, 2007
Carey Jones, Montessori Life, The Big Apple Seen Through Little Eyes, feature, Issue 1, 2006
Oneota Reading Journal: Decorah Public Library and Luther College, ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City, review, October, 2006
Barbara Aria, New York Magazine, ABC 123: Seeing NYC, An exhibit of Photographs by Joanne Dugan, (critics’ pick), August, 2005
Kirkus Reviews, ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City, review, April 15, 2005
The National Montessori, ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City, review, Nov 3, 2005
School Library Journal, ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City, review, June, 2005
Barbara Aria, Time Out New York Kids, H is for Hat Trick, cover and feature story, Fall 2005
Photo Design, From Taxi Driver Wisdom, Photography by Joanne Dugan, feature story, February, 1998

SELECTED LECTURES/PANELS
Kopeikin Gallery
, Los Angeles, CA, artist talk, 2018
Type Director’s Club, New York, NY, lecture to Marywood University MFA students, 2018
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, co-presentation with Matthew Leifheit for New York Film Academy, 2018
Columbia University, New York, NY, panel discussion, Photography for Educators, Contemporary Inspirations Panel, 2014
New York Public Library, Main Branch, New York, NY, panel discussion, Photography and Children’s Books: A Complex Pairing, moderated by Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Specialist, 2014
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, artist presentation to summer program students annually, 2008-2019
United Nations International School, NYC, visiting author, 2013
Type Director’s Club, New York, NY, lecture to Marywood University MFA students, 2013
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, lecture to undergraduate visual arts students, 2010
Montessori Teachers Association, Chestnut Hill College, Joanne Dugan on Daily Practice: The Art of Nurturing Personal Creativity, Keynote Address, 2008
American Montessori Society National Conference, New York, NY, On Seeing What’s Right in Front of You, Keynote Address, 2007
American Montessori Society National Conference, Washington, DC, Visiting Lecturer, 2007
First Book, New York City, Visiting Author, 2007
University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE, Joanne Dugan @ 2:53, lecture to undergraduate Visual Communications students, 2006
The Crestview School, Cranford, NJ, visiting artist, 2006
The Long Ridge School, Stamford CT, visiting author, 2006
Borders Books, Time Warner Center, NYC, visiting author, 2006
Barnes and Noble, Times Square, NYC, visiting author, 2006
Books of Wonder, NYC, visiting author, 2006
Mary McDowell Center for Learning, Brooklyn, NY, visiting author, 2005
The School at Columbia University, visiting author, 2005
The Strand Bookstore, visiting author, 2005

TEACHING
International Center of Photography
, NYC, adjunct faculty, 2008-present
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, summer faculty, 2008-present
University of Minnesota, Split Rock Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, visiting faculty, 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Society for Photographic Education
(SPE)
Penumbra Foundation
Art Directors Club

EDUCATION
University of Delaware
, BA, Communications, Newark, DE
Additional studies at International Center of Photography, The New School, Parson’s School of Design