Publications
  • New York Times: To Survive on this Shore

    Photographs from To Survive on this Shore are featured in the New York Times article, "For Some in Transgender Community, It's Never Too Late to Make a Change," written by Jacob Bernstein and featured in the Sunday Styles section of the print edition on March 8, 2015.  Take a look at the article here

  • Photograph Magazine

    A review of my show at Gallery Kayafas, written by Edie Bresler, is in the print issue of this month's Photograph Magazine. Huge thanks to both Arlette Kayafas and Edie Bresler for making this happen. 

  • The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation

    I am thrilled that my image Julee in Drag is featured in an article about the 2010 Great LGBTQ Photo Show in The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation.  The author, Enrico Gomez, wrote:

    "The gender focus took on a playful edge in Julee in Drag by Jess T. Dugan.  A part of Dugan's (Trans)Gender Series, drag king Julee squints into the camera, mustachioed and James Dean like, oozing a restrained swagger.  From the artist's blog, photographer Dugan shares 'gender sometimes seems to me as a uniform, something malleable.  The pictures of drag kings also sometimes seem that way: a hyper-caricaturized masculinity that individuals can put on and take off.'"

    I am especially fond of the phrase "oozing a restrained swagger."  I had never thought about it quite that way before, but I think it is an accurate description of Julee in this particular photograph.

    Thanks to the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation for putting on such an amazing show and for publishing such an amazing journal!



  • Feature on Urbanautica

    I am thrilled that my work is featured today on Urbanautica, a web independent magazine dedicated to contemporary landscape photography and the human interface with the natural world.

    A huge thanks to Steve Bisson for selecting my photographs!

    Dad after work, 2006



  • Thoughts on Portraiture on Fototazo

    I am honored that I am one of twelve photographers answering the question "what makes a good portrait?" on Fototazo, a unique photography site that combines social giving and photography.  The site was started by photographer Tom Griggs in 2011 to raise funds to purchase equipment for young, emerging photographers from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from around the world that demonstrate a high level of artistic ability and commitment.  Fototazo is also full of interviews with contemporary photographers, portfolios, and photography resources and is definitely worth a look.  Check it out here.  Stay tuned to the site to catch a wonderful piece that Tom put together on photographer Steven Tourlentes (that includes pieces of the interview I did with Steve in 2008 about his prison photographs).  

    Ryan and Alex, Philadelphia, PA, 2006 from Transcendence


    Work from Transcendence was also recently featured on the U-Skill, a creative-oriented Italian website that covers fashion, art, photography, and communication.  Check it out here.

  • Today's Boston Globe!

    I am honored that Cate McQuaid chose my current show at Gallery Kayafas as one of her gallery picks for this week.  I especially like how she summed up the show as "two photographic meditations on place."  It's wonderful and satisfying to hear my work so aptly summed up in five words.

  • Art New England


    An image from my recent show at Gallery Kayafas is in the July/August issue of Art New England.