Every Breath We Drew

Jess T. Dugan

Hardcover, 9 X 11 IN. / 116 Pages / 62 Color 
ISBN 9781942084044 
List Price: $50.00 

“Her photographs have deep nuances, hinting at some vast expanse that shimmers at the edges of our vision.”,
- New York Times Lens Blog, May 5, 2014

“...examines the power of identity, desire, and connection through the art of portraiture in 2015.”,
- Huffington Post, September 20, 2015

“Dugan strives to form an intimate connection with her subjects to present their gentle, introspective sides…”,
- Photograph Magazine, November/December 2015 Issue

Photographs by Jess T. Dugan
Text by Amy Galpin
Contributions by Dawoud Bey 

Over the past decade, Jess T. Dugan (born 1986) has created intimate portraits that engage with issues of identity, sexuality, gender and community. Her first book, Every Breath We Drew, compiles color portraits of the artist and others. Working within the framework of queer experience and actively constructed masculinity, these portraits examine the intersection between private, individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. The photographs are made in private spaces, often the subject's home or bedroom, using medium- and large-format cameras to create a sustained engagement that results in an intimate portrait.

With text by curator Amy Galpin and an interview by acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey, this hardcover is an important addition to the canon of queer photography.