Exchange Edit: Jess T. Dugan by George Awde

Exchange edit is a series in which two photographers select images from the various bodies of work of the other photographer and then sequence them to form a new edit.

Today we present the work of Jess T. Dugan edited and sequenced by George Awde. Yesterday we published Awde's work edited and sequenced by Dugan.

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity and community. Jess earned a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago.

Jess's work has been exhibited nationwide, including exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museum, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the DePaul Art Museum, the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. 

Dugan's first monograph, Every breath we drew, will be published by Daylight Books in 2015.

Jess is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston, MA.

George Awde (b 1980) is currently an assistant professor of photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and co-director of marra.tein, a residency and research initiative in Beirut. He received his BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art (2004) and his MFA in photography from Yale University's School of Art (2009). His awards include the Aaron Siskind Foundation's Individual Photographer's Fellowship (2012), Philadelphia Museum of Art's Photography Portfolio Competition (2012), Fulbright US Scholar Grant to Egypt (2012-2013), Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship (2009), and The Richard Benson Scholarship for Excellence in Photography (2008). Awde's works have been exhibited internationally and published in several international publications and catalogues.