Jess T. Dugan (US)

Look at me like you love me

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Jess T. Dugan, [Oskar and Zach (embrace)], 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Jess T. Dugan, Oskar and Zach (embrace), 2020. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Prahran Square (outdoor) [i]
Cato St, Prahran
24 hrs




Wheelchair access



In Look at me like you love me, Jess T.Dugan reflects on desire, intimacy, companionship, and the ways our identities are shaped by these experiences. In this highly personal collection of work, Dugan brings together self-portraits, portraits of individuals and couples, and still lifes, interwoven with diaristic writings reflecting on relationships, solitude, family, loss, healing, and the transformations that define a life.

Dugan has long used photography to understand their own identity and to connect with others on a deeper level. Their process of working slowly and collaboratively discloses moments of heightened psychological intensity in images that transcend the specifics of a particular person or place, engaging with what it means to know oneself alongside and through others.

Look at me like you love me transforms Prahran Square into a public moment of connection, sharing intimacy and love on a community scale.

Curated by Photo Australia

Supported by the City of Stonnington

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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