Jess Dugan is a photographer currently based in Cambridge, MA. She works primarily with a 4" x 5" large format camera and black and white film.
Her main subject is portraiture and she explores issues of gender and identity. What she does just blows you away.
I'm in love with her work for quite a while now and can't get enough of viewing her photographs. In her work you can feel the connection she creates with the people she has in front of her camera. It is done with so much respect, honesty and kindness and it touches your heart.
Please visit Jess' website and see and feel it yourself.
She also runs a blog.
A big congratulations to Jess, for being one of the finalists of this years Critical Mass! This is so well deserved!!
Marc and Nicholas, Goldsboro, North Carolina, from the series People, Places, Stories
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