Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Joanne Dugan Picture Writing: A Collaborative Workshop for Writers and Photographers July 5 to July 10, 2020 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Photography OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

This highly experimental workshop invites photographers and writers to tell their stories in a new way. Students spend the week making photographs about words and writing words about photos, using their own work as prompts, as well as responding to the work of others. We will also review the practices of master artists using both text and image in books, conceptual projects and other formats as inspiration. Participants will leave with a broad understanding of how to use the form to encourage an ongoing creative practice while furthering the authentic voice. All digital camera formats are welcome, including android/iphones. Feedback is individualized so experience at all levels–both in photography and writing–is welcome. Bring a laptop for editing if available.

As part of your materials fee, you will be given ten sheets of photo paper for making prints. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center for $1 per sheet.


Joanne Dugan is a New York City based visual artist and photographer who summered on Cape Cod as a child. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the US, Europe and Japan, and featured in The New York Times T Magazine and the Harvard Review. Her work has been published in seven books combining image and text, including Summertime (Chronicle Books) and ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City (Abrams Books). Her limited edition fine-art 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 Black Box Projects Gallery (London) and the Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles).