The Photograph and the Word: A Collaborative Workshop for Writers and Photographers

The Photograph and the Word: A Collaborative Workshop for Writers and Photographers

Joanne Dugan
Week 4: July 2 to July 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Materials Fee: $25
Discipline: Photography
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 3 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

The often-repeated quote says that a "picture is worth a thousand words." Yet the

addition of written text to photographs yields surprising results that tell a visual story in a new way. Or as Theodor Geisel once wrote, "Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent."

This class includes assignments and lively discussions designed to inspire class members to combine writing with photography to tell unique and personal stories. We will also look at the works of master artists as well as explore photography books (both contemporary and rare vintage works) that successfully combine photographs and text. 

Students who have taken a previous version of this class can expect to refine their process using new class material introduced this year.

All digital camera formats are welcome, including android/iPhones. Feedback is individualized so experience at all levels is welcome. Bring a laptop for editing if available.


JOANNE DUGAN is a New York City-based photographer and author. Her limited-edition photographs have been exhibited in galleries in the US, Europe and Japan and are widely collected. Joanne’s work has been published nationally in seven award-winning books combining image and text, including the best-selling ABC NYC and two fine-art monographs.  She is currently on the faculty of The International Center of Photography and her work is represented at the Marlborough Gallery in New York City.